Last analog devices from Hungary!

Just before our calendars turn to 2019, we introduce you to two new artists at Copper Leg Residency. Meet Dóra Lázár and Gábor István Karaba, an artist duo from Budapest, Hungary. They are young enthusiastic makers who like to visualize and conceptualize.

According to them, they are looking for the passageways on the border of analog and digital, merging old times’ technique with the currently up-to-date topics of photography in a world where everybody has the opportunity to be a ‘photographer’ with the right tool in their pockets. However, even though objective truth doesn’t exist, they believe that a good work of art will ask questions and at the same time, it will provide possible answers too.

The creative process of the artist duo varies from sudden ideas to the subsequent labor-intensive endless experiments. Here, during their time in Copper Leg Residency, they have been working with camera obscuras, photo emulsion, papier-mâché, digital prints, iPhones etc.

Besides, the artists’ postulate sounds beautiful: “The human mind is the last analog device in a digital world.”

All in all, if you want to say goodbye to the old year with dignity and would like to give high five to our artists, you are welcome on Sunday 30th of December from 16:00 to 20:00 to the Open Doors Day at the Rae Schoolhouse and at 17:00 for the opening of their exhibition!

Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/312262832727420

Dóra’s website: www.dorilazar.com

Gábor’s portfolio: https://issuu.com/karabagi/docs/kgi_portfolio_eng

 

Open Doors Day / Dóra Lázár & Gábor Karaba exhibition opening

Sunday, December 30th,
16:00 – 20:00 Open Doors Day at Copper Leg Residency
17.00-19.00 Opening of the exhibition of Dóra Lázár and Gábor István Karaba

Sunday, December 30th

From 16:00 till 20:00, guests can explore the residency space & its doings. At 17:00, Dóra Lázár and Gábor István Karaba will open their exhibition. The artist duo of Dóra and Gábor came from Budapest, Hungary. On Weekdays Gábor works as an art director and Dóra is teaching students at three different educational institutions, including an art high school and the photography department in a Hungarian university. In their art, they rely on three C’s, the concept, context, and communication, briefly CCC.

Here, in Copper Leg Art Residency, they search for the bridges connecting analog and digital technologies, working on the boundaries of these approaches. Their goal is to combine old techniques with new ones, by experimenting with a possible symbiosis of photo emulsion and smartphone photography, in addition they are making tests with papier-mâché surfaces and with origami pinhole cameras reflecting on today’s data overload.

The outcome can be seen when you come to the Open Doors day and the exhibition opening on Sunday, December 30, to the Rae School House (Ussiaugu tee 20, Vaskja village, Rae municipality).

The keyword is “Pancakes”!

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Location: https://goo.gl/maps/6dGAE3mzerP2
Supporters: Rae Parish & Rae Cultural Center.

Light sensitive alchemy from edge of photography.

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

Open Doors Day / Elvira Akzigitova exhibition opening

Saturday, November 17

18:00 – 21:00 Open Doors Day at Copper Leg Art Residency

19:00-20:00 Opening of Elvira Akzhigitova exhibition

This Saturday, November 17th
From 18:00 to 21:00, guests can explore the residency space & its doings. At 19.00, we will open an exhibition of our new resident Elvira Akzhigitova. Elvira is a photo artist who was born in Tallinn, Estonia, but lives and works in Berlin, Germany. In her work, she focuses mainly on analog photography techniques, experimenting with the magical properties of light-sensitive material in the darkroom. On her exhibition, you can see luminograms and electric photos made during her stay at Copper Leg Art Residency.

The keyword is “Dumpling”!

Everyone is welcome to Rae School House (Ussiaugu tee, Vaskjala village, Rae parish) on Saturday 17.11.2018

http://copperleg.rae.ee
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/6dGAE3mzerP2
Supporters: Rae Parish & Rae Cultural Center.

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

Open Doors Day / Anne Ferguson & Allison Roberts

Saturday 20.10
15:30 – 18:30 Open Doors Day at Copper Leg Art Residency

Anne Ferguson
16:00 Printmaking installation

Allison Roberts
17:00 Video installation & photos

Saturday, October 20th
From 15:30 – 18:30, guests can explore the residency space. There are two new residents, printmaker Anne Ferguson from Germany and photo artist Allison Roberts from the United States. At 16:00 we will open the printmaking installation of Anne Ferguson and at 17:00 we will continue the presentation of Allison Roberts video installation and photos.

In addition, it is still possible to see the dry-point prints of Nina Jørgensen, inspired by Vaskjala’s landscapes. And if the weather is on our side, we will also carry out a traditional art tour, where we will introduce the works of the of past Copper Leg Residency artists including outdoor objects from the members of Art Container (Kilian Ochs, Tanel Saar, Janno Bergmann), Federica Cogliandro & Giulia Lanza and Shiskin – Hokusai, Simon Whetham, Chad Stayrook.
Everyone is welcome to Rae School House (Ussiaugu tee, Vaskja village, Rae parish) on Saturday 20.10.2018

http://copperleg.rae.ee
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/6dGAE3mzerP2
Supporter: Rae Parish & Rae Cultural Center.