Open doors day / Katarzyna Pitek / Jonathan Stavleu / Guest performers

Saturday, April 1, 2023 

13:30 – 16:30 Open doors day at the Copper Leg Art Residency. Katarzyna Pitek and Jonathan Stavleu present their art. Guest performers are Erik Alalooga and Janno Bergmann.

Katarzyna Pitek is a painter from Poland. Her works are primarily figurative paintings. Thus, the main subject is a human treated sketchily, marked only with color spots or a barely outlined line. For her, an oil painting is like a quick note, an impression.  

In September 2022, she defended her artistic diploma with honors at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. In addition to painting, she is also fascinated by artistic glass. Her diploma consisted of the main part – glass works “Notes on explorations” and from the painting cycle “Movements”. 

At the Copper Leg Art Residency, she’s working on a large-format painting that will record her stay here.
 

Jonathan Stavleu is a Dutch artist. His practice is mostly focused on making site-specific installations. For the Copperleg Residency, he wants to explore the relationship between archeology and abandoned industrial structures. Possibly leading to old 20th-century structures being displayed in an archeological context. 


The guest performers will be this time Erik Alalooga and Janno Bergmann. Tandem presents the cooperation project “Cleaning Voice” born in January at the Copper Leg Art Residency.
 

See you on Saturday! 

The event is supported by: Tanker Brewery 

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Open doors day / Marion Bruinenber / Henri Hütt

Sunday, February 19, 2023

13:30 – 16:30 Open day at the Copper Leg Art Residency. Marion Bruinenberg and Henri Hütt present their art.

 

Marion Bruinenberg is a writer from the Netherlands. Her work focuses firstly on the need for human connection, as it calls for a revolution of empathy. Secondly, while taking a critical view of the social, political, and cultural issues that surround us, she writes about the power of nature and our role and place in it. Her nomination for one of the Dutch most prestigious Essay Awards led to a bidding war between several publishing agencies, which was won by Podium. Her debut novel, Nieuweling (Newcomer), was published in 2022 and was well received in the press, which gave rise to radio interviews, literary performances, and award nominations. At Copper Leg Art Residency, she is working on her second novel.

 

Henri Hütt is a (performing) artist from Estonia. His spectrum of artwork contains predominantly technological performative acts, sound-performances, staged exhibitions, curating, writing, installative performances, and other unattainable formats.

He graduated from the University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy of Culture with a major in choreography and has a master’s degree in performance art from the Estonian Academy of Arts. Henri’s artistic examples include performances, which connect all theatre spaces in Estonia as well as the microtonal flickering of an empty space.

At the Copper Leg Art Residency, Henri deals with giving a voice to those who are not normally listened to or who/what cannot be usually heard. The performative act snippet that he is going to present is called “Safe space for the mistaken ones “.

More information about Henri’s work: https://henrihytt.wordpress.com/

 

See you on Sunday!

 

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Big news!

We have big news for you! In the accompanying picture, there are 2 persons, Janno Bergmann, the current coordinator of the Copper Leg Art Residency, on the right, and Erik Alalooga, the future coordinator of the Copper Leg Art Residency, on the left.

Erik describes himself as an installation, sound, and performance artist. His educational background is in sculpture (BA) and interdisciplinary art (MA) from the Estonian Academy of Arts. Currently, he is studying for a doctoral degree in theater arts at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre.
That’s not all, in addition, you will have the opportunity to see and hear the collaborative project of these two artists “Cleaning Voice” on February 10 at the international sound art festival “The walls have ears” in the ARS Art Factory.

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Open doors day / John McGarity

Sunday, December 18, 2022
13:30 – 16:30 Open doors day at the Copper Leg Art Residency / John McGarity’s installation presentation.

John McGarity is an American visual artist based in Brooklyn, New York. His work utilizes multiple mediums including painting, video, photography, and multi-media installation.  

“197: Order of the Old Line” is a series of works that have been developing for over 20 years now. The work is couched in a folklore-driven narrative. His process involves researching different regional folklore and mythology for elements that he collects and processes through his experiences and visual cues to develop his own narrative allegories. The intent of his research is to find common elements that are found in different provincial storytellings and how the use of colloquial symbology and pictorial depictions help inform an ethos and virtue within specific communities and what are the nuanced elements that are common with other regional communities around the world, both contemporary and historical. For his project at Copperleg Artist Residency, McGarity has created a multimedia installation loosely based on the Estonian folklore character Vanatühi and his küüntest kübar (a hat of fingernails that he believes makes him invisible). John has used these ideas to inform his character Vance Tooey, an old and rarely seen man that lives out on the edge of the town Mallet Creek, along the Falu Bogs, where he makes his clay ocarinas. For the people of Mallet Creek, his rare and mysterious presence is the subject of rumor, curiosity, and fear as no one really knows much about him beyond anecdotal sightings and stories. 

See you on Sunday! 

 

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Open doors day / Anders Bergman / Tina Kohlmann

Saturday, November 26, 2022  

13:30 – 16:30 Open doors day at the Copper Leg Art Residency/presentation of Anders Bergman and Tina Kohlmann artworks. 

 

Anders Bergman is a Swedish artist who has lived and worked primarily in Helsinki since 2000. Bergman’s art practice is a journey through diverse fields of installation, painting, music, sounds and social environments – in which he investigates energy across a vast array of forms. He conceives of music and other forms of sound as a sort of “floating architecture”, and in turn, he often thinks of paintings and installations as “frozen music”. 

At Copper Leg art residency Bergman is working on an upcoming installation work that will be presented in Helsinki next summer. The installation work will consist of a series of collage works made from found semitransparent architect drawings which will be displayed on the gallery windows. 

Artist’s website: www.andersbergman.net 

 

Tina Kohlmann is a German artist living and working in Frankfurt. Her work presents artifacts, ideas, and stories. Inspired by traces of shamanic practice she slowly crafts her very own mythology through a semi-anthropological approach, mixed with a degree of pop cultural aesthetics. The resulting worlds are suspended between nature and culture, legends, and facts, found and fictional objects. The works often suggest functionality as ritual objects, yet they do not answer the question of who might be using them, or which kind of ceremonies they are meant for.  

At Copper Leg Art Residency Kohlmann is creating a latch hook rug and ceramics in relation to her research on Estonian folklore, mythology, and magic. 

Artist’s instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kohlada/ 


See you on Saturday!
 

 

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Yuri Landman / Electric string instruments workshop at MUBA

This week, the Dutch artist and master of experimental musical instruments, Yuri Landman, will lead a workshop on building electric string instruments at the Tallinn Music and Ballet School MUBA. 7 students from Estonia and 7 from Portugal will participate in the workshop. The result of the workshop can be seen in public this Thursday and Saturday at MUBA. 

  

MUBA Black Box, Thursday at 19:00 

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MUBA Large Chamber hall Saturday at 17:00 

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The “Building Culture Across Boarders” project involves Copper Leg Art Residency (Rae Cultural Center), Tallinn Music and Ballet School MUBA, Conservatório de Música Calouste Gulbenkian de Braga and EURelations GEIE. The financing of the project is supported by Erasmus+. 

Open doors day / Kiwa

Sunday, October 2, 2022

13:30 – 16:30 Open day at the Vaskjala Art Residency / Opening of the Kiwa’s exhibition Graphic Scores.

KIWA is an Estonian multichannel artist, pioneer of contemporary experimental art since 1990s. He has been participating in more than 400 exhibitions and festivals around the world, including Moderna Museet, (Malmö, Sweden), Tate Modern (London, UK), Stedelijk (Amsterdam, Netherlands), the Kitchen (NYC, US). He actively explores and blends different media, all together functioning as a hypertextual research of meaning-making and cultural codes, collective and personal myths.

At the Copperleg Art Residency, he deals with writing, including asemic writing, i.e. graphic scores, which is a gray area between writing, visual art and music.

See you on Sunday!

 

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Copper Leg Art Residency exhibition

The exhibition provides an overview of the activities of the Copper Leg Art Residency for over 5 years and introduces guest artists and a selection of artworks that have been completed by them during this time in the residency.

Copper Leg Art Residency started its activities in 2017. During the period of its existence, a number of foreign and domestic artists have worked in the residency. Many of them have donated works to collection, including photographs, paintings, graphics, and installations. Today, the art collection includes works by 18 professional artists with different international profiles.

You are invited to the opening of the exhibition on Wednesday, August 31 at 17:00 at Pärnu City Gallery, Town Hall, Uus 4. The exhibition will remain open until September 24.

The event is supported by: Tanker Brewery

Open doors day / Elsa Mencagli / Nienke Fransen / Kris Sahlholdt

Sunday, August 14, 2022
13:30 – 16:30 Open doors day at Copper Leg Art Residency / Art presentations by Elsa Mencagli, Nienke Fransen, Kris Sahlholdt.

Elsa Mencagli (DK/IT) is a multimedia artist currently based in Italy. She holds a Bachelor’s from Aarhus School of Architecture (Denmark, 2016) and a Master of Fine Art in Performing Arts from Iceland University of the Arts (Iceland, 2019). As a multimedia artist, she creates and thinks across media, from sculptural installation to video and performance. Through practices of attentive listening and attunement to both the body and the environment, her creative work takes form in the attempt to reveal and make felt what often remains unnoticed. She is interested in crafting conditions to experience diverse modes of encounter that may create shifts in perception and propose different modes of inter-relation. Her work is often situated in a specific environment, becoming with and within it.

At Copperleg Art Residency she explores the poetics of a language emerging within a structure of threads and stones, being with what remains of verbal language when translated into other materials. It becomes rhythm and form, matter and void, a silent composition, a trace of words. In bringing the act of writing into the landscape, she started to think about the relation of the human with the land through that lens. In how when writing into the land, the land writes itself into our being. Further reflecting on how the humans and the land are interwoven in the fabric in constant becoming.

Artist website: https://www.elsamencagli.com
Instagram: @elsa_mencagli

 

Nienke Fransen (BE) is a sculptor and audiovisual artist combining traditional with contemporary techniques. Through working primarily with wood and video she tries to figure out human relations: interested in nature/nurture, she wonders which way these influences go, where they start, and where they end. At Copper Leg residency Fransen made stained glass works that reflect on this context that surrounds and shapes you, and on the green and urban gardening in cities, the green that is so abundant in Vaskjala.

Instagram: @niznke

 

Kris Sahlholdt (b. 1996, Copenhagen) is a Danish interdisciplinary artist who makes sculptural work directed by a performative thinking process.

Kris’s recent projects have been based on an interest in making collaborations with non-human entities and environments, as a way of reestablishing deep and meaningful relationships with nature. Building relationships takes time and for this reason, the techniques of traditional skills are often incorporated into the practice. Traditional ways of making are often slow, and repetitive and allow for a deeper appreciation of the material and its unique characters.

For the Copper Leg Residency, Kris wanted to make woven structures out of locally sourced materials. Specifically, with an interest in applying the traditional technique of fence-weaving to the art pieces. Having long been frustrated by the ways in which modern fences, perhaps as much psychologically as physically, separates humans and non-humans from interacting with each other, the artist wanted to (re)create a structure inspired by traditional wattle fences with an emphasis on reconnecting with the wild – within nature and within ourselves.

Artist website: https://sahlholdt.com/
Instagram: @krisaasahl

 

See you on Sunday!

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Open doors day / Alberonero / Teresa Lane / Maya Simkin

Sunday, July 17, 2022 

13:30 – 16:30 Open doors day at Copper Leg Art Residency / Art presentations by Alberonero, Teresa Lane, Maya Simkin. 

Alberonero [black tree] is a designer, painter, sculptor, and sometimes a farmer. Born in Lodi (1991), he soon started experimenting with painting in relationship to physical space through graffiti techniques. While studying Interior Design at the Polytechnic University of Milan, he had the chance to merge experience with theory and embrace a cross-disciplinary practice.  

His last project Campo [field] stems from his need to reset his being in Nature. From 2020 to 2021 he lived in symbiosis with a field of 290 poplar trees destined to be cut down, in the countryside of Campogalliano, Italy. Immersed amongst this ensemble of trees every day, he performed, created temporary installations, filmed, photographed, and interacted with the life of this environment: synthesis and symbol of nature as a whole. Artist states: “Trees are my companions and I wish to be a tree.”  

At Copper Leg residency Alberonero built a chair made of metal and grass. Equipped with wheels, it can accompany our movement in the landscape and suggest new experiences. It was used daily throughout his residency and symbolizes for the artist the desire to touch the landscape and take it with him. 

Teresa Lane is from Brisbane, Australia, and has studied jewelry art both in Melbourne and Tallinn. In 2008 she had an epiphany in Kyoto that her purpose in life is to be an object maker. In recent years she has been living and working in Barcelona, Spain. She has since realized the importance of making art in life and has returned to start a project to make dream weapons. She wants to play with the line between our conscious world and the unknown world of our dreams, to create weapons to take into nightmares to protect, empower, and rewrite the narrative.

Maya Simkin grew up nearby Chicago, USA, and is studying American jurisprudence at law school and Talmud with a queer Yeshiva. Maya desires practices of surrender and devotion, spiraling towards liberation. During the stay at Copper Leg, Maya will design an outdoor communication device, inspired by water lilies, to exalt breath. 

See you on Sunday! 

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