Lens-based memory soup.

It is time to introduce the next artist at Copper Leg Art Residency. Allison Roberts is a photo artist and art teacher from the United States, born in Oklahoma. She has earned an advanced degree in art at the University of Wisconsin and enriched herself in several other universities in her home country.

Allison calls her creative method a lens-based art, since in most of her images, in addition to the photo camera, she also uses video or photo projections. A significant part of her practice is site-specific, mixing the interior and exterior architecture, the spaces and surroundings of daily life, and the natural environment. By melting together the physical and digital space, she is creating compositions of new fragmented reality, where things are familiar and at the same time unfamiliar. Through this controversy and slightly irritating uncertainty, the viewer is left to wonder about the credibility of perception and the interpretation of apparent reality. Allison explores memory, the distortions of memory and the discomfort of uncertainty impacting the present.

On this Saturday, October 20th. starting from 17.00, the video installation and photo series of Allison Roberts will be shown at Copper Leg Residency. You are welcomed to greet the artist and discover her creations.

Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/292913197980774
Artist Homepage: http://www.allisonaroberts.com

Moominvalley meets the Copper Leg!

Let us greet a new artist at Copper Leg Art Residency! Anne Ferguson is a printmaker from Germany. She was born in Stolberg and studied art in Mainz (the city known for Gutenberg).

In her works, she is mostly focused on abstract imagery, variations of shape and transformation of it. The image seems to not be something static for her, rather it represents an evolution which can be observed through the visual markings of the process.

Here at Copper Leg, she has been experimenting with woodcut prints and photograms. The results will be revealed on this Saturday, October 20th at Copper Leg Open Doors Day at 16:00.

Do not hesitate to come and meet the artist, Anne does not bite or growl, the other way around, she is a warm person like some of the bright characters from the Moominvalley.

Welcome to Rae School House (Ussiaugu tee, Vaskja village, Rae parish) on Saturday 20.10.2018

Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/292913197980774/
Artist Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/annemferguson/
Interview:http://copperleg.rae.ee/…/anne-who-likes-to-play-with-ligh…/

To chicken, or not to chicken, that is the question?

It’s time to introduce the next artist in the Copper Leg Art Residency. Nina Jørgensen is Mexican-Danish visual artist and illustrator who works and lives in Berlin. She graduated with an MA from the Royal College of Art in London and has exhibited in many places in Europe.

Nina working across drawing, sculpture, and installation, investigating subjects concerning our relationship to nature and organic matter. Here in Copper Leg Residency, she tries her hand with drypoint technique and will present the outcome on this Friday in Rae Schoolhouse. At 19.00 we are opening a small-scale exhibition of her prints inspired by the landscapes of Vaskjala.

So what else? Mmm, she doesn’t like outrageous ideas and chickens.

Everyone is invited to Rae School House (Ussiaugu tee, Vaskjala village, Rae parish) on Friday, September 21, 2018.

Artist Website: http://www.ninajorgensen.com/

Event: https: //www.facebook.com/events/458770741285017/

Houston, we have a problem …

Beware, there is a space cowboy on Wormhole road! The good news is that he is not hostile, on the contrary, he is very friendly and peaceful. His name is Chad Stayrook and he’s from New York. Chad is an installation artist and a science fiction fan. In his art, he mostly deals with cosmic topics using drawings, videos, and installation.  In addition to this, Chad co-directs the artist-run gallery, “Present Company”, in Brooklyn.

That said, if you now have the desire to see the far side of the Moon and to talk about space topics with the artist, then you are welcome tomorrow, Saturday, August 18 from 17:00 to 20:00 to the Open Doors Day of the Copper Leg Residency, at the Rae schoolhouse on Wormhole road.

Artist webpage: https://www.chadstayrook.com

Gallery Present Company: https://www.present-co.com

Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/259155561363385

Windchasers on Wormhole road …

It is said that each end is a new beginning. So, a new start will happen with the piano which was destined for disposal. It has been waiting for its moment in the Copper Leg Residency garage throughout the long winter. This hardworking but tired musical instrument will be brought into focus with the help of our new resident, sound artist Simon Whetham from Bristol, England. The focus of his work is to open and to make heard the sound potentials which are existing in the room or in the environment, through a performative presentation or through an installation activity.

Simon has worked extensively in international cooperation with dancers, musicians, visual and video artists. In addition, he has published his musical compositions on various sound media and has previously participated in the Mooste Guest Studio (MoKS) program in Estonia. In general, his lifestyle is a progression from one residency to another and this has been going on for 7 years now.

So, if you are getting tired of life around the football World Cup, it’s time to get some fresh air and come on Saturday 07.07 from 15:00 – 18:00 to the Open Doors Day of the Copper Leg Art Residency, where you can meet with Simon Whetham and his creations.
If the weather allows enough sun and/or wind, then the piano can certainly be heard making sounds. In any case, the artist will finish the day with a sound experience.

Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/462692057485519/
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/iqo3zu7Xmuj
Simon Whetham website: www.simonwhetham.co.uk
Bandcamp: https://simonwhetham.bandcamp.com/music

Not all roads lead to Rome!

Yes, that’s right, some of them bring to Copper Leg as well. We are pleased to introduce two new artists in our residency! Federica Cogliandro & Giulia Lanza, two artists from Rome, Italy. They both have been studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome and have become best friends a long time ago.

Currently, Federica conducts her MA degree in the Department of Jewellery and Blacksmithing at the Estonian Academy of Arts. She is attracted to working with metal, its special features, molding complexity and material resistance. Giulia mainly deals with drawing and installation, and her favorite materials to experiment with are fabric and embroidery. Giulia had the first personal exhibition in EKA Gallery this January, which is an important milestone in the life of a young artist.

Now, however, these two great Italian ladies have taken the initiative to unite their forces in Copper Leg Residency. In cooperation, a work of art will be born in the Rae Schoolhouse’s courtyard. It will be a game with texture, geometric and organic shapes, and the main material is a metal mesh. How all this comes out, you can see today on Copper Leg Residency Open Doors Day starting at 15:30.

You are welcome to Visit Copper Leg Residency today, 09/06/2018, between 15:30 and 18:30.

Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/551030408623858/

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/iqo3zu7Xmuj

Giulia Lanza website: https://www.giulialanza.com/

Federica Cogliandro instagram: https://www.instagram.com/federicacogliandro_studio/

 

We are hit by the breeze, from Central Asia or maybe from California.

We do not know exactly where the breeze came, but It’s warm at least! Now let’s give warm welcome to our next Artist in Copper Leg residency. Tara Catherine Pandeya is a California-based second-generation dancer, who is a specialist of Central Asian traditional dance. Tara has been dancing on well-known Cirque du Soleil stage as a principal dancer in show “Dralion” which toured 5 continents, 170 cities and 1,500 performances in 4.5 years. In 2015, she became the first Westerner to perform in the National Ensemble of Tajikistan. The list of her accomplishments is too long to write it all out here. Better come to meet her today (12.05.2018) on Copper Leg Open Doors Day from 15.00 – 18.00 and later stay to see her dance performance in Rae Schoolhouse.

Everything about Tara seems to be significant, but the most significant fact is that she has a grandmother who is 100 years old and despite the honorable age, she is using Facebook, driving a car by herself and helping much younger people to get to the doctor’s appointment. That’s something significant, I would say! Vital granny vs. the Estonian Republic! Long live for both!

Tara homepage: https://taradances.weebly.com

Every heartbeat is for dance!

Let us greet the next artist in Copper Leg Residency! Outi Elena Valanto is a contemporary dancer born in Finland, she has been living and working many years in Vienna, Austria, but for now, she plans a move to Köln, Germany. Outi has been studying contemporary dance in Finland, Germany, and Austria. This year she starts her Master’s degree studies in the Netherlands.

During her stay in Copper Leg Residency, she has been participating in a public dance project at the festival “Deutscher Frühling”, organized German embassy and Goethe Institute, also she has been taking part of a dance workshop during dance week in Viljandi Culture Academy. Now she is preparing for her own contemporary dance workshop in Rae Cultural Center at May 5th and solo performance in Copper Leg Residency studio room in Rae Schoolhouse on May 12th. Do not hesitate to take part and be there!

What else? So Outi Elena is an energic person, also very communicative and she has a mostly good mood for some reason! She is a true believer in the dance and probably she is right, dancing seems to make her dopamine levels high! Go for it Outi Elena Valanto! Every heartbeat is for dance!

Oops, we almost forgot, happy name day to you Outi!

 

Outi webpage: https://outielena.wixsite.com/mysite

Today we have a laundry day!

Tomorrow is cleaning day. The day after tomorrow we will open the exhibition in the Rae Schoolhouse and the doors of the Copper Leg Residency for visitors. But that’s not what we wanted to talk about!

In fact, we would like to introduce the next artist in Copper Leg Art Residency. His name is Kåre Holgerson. A versatile artist, printmaker and first-rate art teacher from Kalmar, Sweden.

As for now, he has an exhibition in Pärnu City Gallery and has been giving an excellent photopolymer workshop in Copper Leg last weekend. You know what we are talking about if you visited the workshop.

Kåre is a good communicator and a socially active person, someone who does not find it too much to ache heart about other peoples worries and to help wherever it is possible. In addition, he arranges the work of the Kulturmagasinet, Arts Center in Berkvara and is also one of the founders of this institution.

We are waiting for you on Sunday, April 15 to visit Copper Leg Residency starting at 14:00. Come and say hello to Kare!

PS. There will be soup as well!

Kåre webpage: http://www.holgerson.se/

Location of event:
https://www.google.ee/maps/place/Rae+koolimaja/@59.3572062,24.9512769,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x4692e912995dd701:0x47e7a85b447e9958!8m2!3d59.3572062!4d24.9534655

 

Be there and be ready to squeeze that sponge!

Let us introduce the next artist in the Copper Leg Art Residency. His name is Wayne Liu and he was born in Taiwan. Wayne is a photo artist who lives and works in New York since the end of the 90s. In his artistic practice, he encompasses the fields of archives, photo-based installations, sound recordings and found objects. During his residency period in Copper Leg, he has been making many expeditions to different places in Estonia, to extract information, first-hand experience and impressions. Wayne describes his creative method as becoming into a sponge that can absorb endlessly information into itself.

Now its time to squeeze a bit out of this sponge! On Sunday 15.04 at 14:00 opens his exhibition in Rae schoolhouse, in Residency studio room on Wormhole road and later will follow Open Doors Day in Copper Leg Art Residency. Be there and be ready to squeeze that sponge!

Wayne Liu homepage: http://www.wayneliu.net

Location of event: https://www.google.ee/…/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x4692e9129…