It’s time to send warm greetings to a new artist at Copper Leg Art Residency. Meet Elvira Akzhigitova, photo artist who is living and working in Berlin, Germany but was born in Tallinn, Estonia.
Elvira is an experimenter who spends long hours in the darkroom with a red light, trying to capture there the trace of light and its tactile essentials. In addition to traditional analog photography tools and light sources, she also has another rather unusual tool called Violet Wand in her arsenal. By electrifying organic matter with this secret weapon, she succeeds in revealing what is otherwise invisible to the eye. According to the artist, she works on the edge of photography and painting, just where these two practices meet and blend.
So, if you now have a desire to stimulate your eyes and mind, to peek into hidden, light-sensitive and metaphysical reality! You are expected tomorrow on Saturday, November 17th from 18:00 to 21:00 to the Open Doors Day at the Rae Schoolhouse and at 7:00 pm for the opening of Elvira Akzhigitova exhibition.
Artist Homepage: http://chelovekvsobake.tumblr.com
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.
Artist Homepage: http://www.allisonaroberts.com
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
Artist Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/annemferguson/
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/
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
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/
Simon Whetham website: www.simonwhetham.co.uk
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/
Giulia Lanza website: https://www.giulialanza.com/
Federica Cogliandro instagram: https://www.instagram.com/federicacogliandro_studio/
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
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