Open Doors Day / Jila Svicevic & Tarrvi Laamann

Sunday 01.08.2021 / 13:30 – 17:00

You are welcome to the Copper Leg Art Residency Open Doors Day at Rae schoolhouse starting at 13:30.

We start with the seed bomb workshop, followed by a presentation of Jila Svicevic’s work of environmental art. In the second part of the program, we will open a pop-up painting exhibition by Tarrvi Laamann and the evening will end with garage-chill and reggae music.

Jila Svicevic (b. 1991, Yugoslavia, Novi Sad) is an environmentally and socio-psychologically engaged interdisciplinary artist, based in Tallinn, Estonia since 2017. She graduated from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts (MA in Intermedia, 2020). Additionally, she has studied at the Estonian Academy of Arts (New Media, Design MA), and the University of Nova Gorica (Media Arts and Practices, MA). She has had exhibitions in Hungary, Russia, Lithuania, Denmark, Switzerland, and South Korea.

Her projects articulate contemporary environmental and social issues, with a focus on sociocultural, biological, and mental diversity. She is keen to be active in the intersections of art and science in order to help sustainable development. She considers different media formats as potential tools for communication, education, adaptation, and finding creative solutions at the social level. Her goal is to engage new conversations and encourage a wider public to take actions in order to protect our ecosystems.

At the Copper Leg Art residency, she took the challenge to create new narratives between human perception and the natural landscape. While wishing to experience more about the way’s humanity could relate to sites, objects, and processes that may lead the way towards systemic change. In addition, she conducts a seed bomb workshop on an open-door day.

Artist web page: https://www.jilasvicevic.com

Tarrvi Laamann, an artist and DJ born in 1973 in Estonia who lives and works in Jamaica. In his art he takes a pleasant, or well-vibrating impulse from the surroundings and brings it to the viewer, using various technologies. He calls finding the optimistic impulse from the environment and a later creative expression: “Tarrvinism.”

At the Copper Leg Art Residency, Tarrvi will make a pop-up painting exhibition, give the old metal garage a new look, and spin the reggae records.

Artist web page: https://laamann.ee

See you on Sunday!

The event is supported by: Tanker Brewery
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Open Doors Day / Mind Mappers Collective

Saturday 19.06.2021 / 13:30 – 16:00

You are welcome to the Copper Leg Art Residency open doors day at Rae schoolhouse starting at 13:30. From 14:00 to 15:00, the Mind Mappers collective from Finland will present their land-art piece, followed by an open-air picnic.

See you on Saturday!

The event is supported by: Tanker Brewery.
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MIND MAPPERS COLLECTIVE (Sunna Kangas & Anu Nirkko)
Mind mapping is process art, where the environment affects how artwork is created or will degrade in time passing. One of the main topics of the Mind Mappers collective is the relationship between humans and nature.

At the Copper Leg Art Residency, Mind Map is adapted to the agrarian cultural environment. In the past, Mind Mappers have made works to the archipelago and urban environments. Mind Mappers earth art is a creative collective communication process where the focus is on circular processes in nature and on ecology in its many forms. Contemporary mandalas create endless thoughts of the time.

Sunna Kangas born 1974 in Helsinki. She is a conceptual textile artist. She is a Master of Arts from the University of Art and Design, Helsinki Finland, and Bachelor of Arts, the Institute of Art and Design, Vantaa Finland. Sunna Kangas is a member of the Finnish Artists’ Association (MUU) since 2005 and the Helsinki Artists’ Association (HTS) since 2004. She is also a founding member of the Finnish Association of New Textile Art (UUTE) and Artists O – a society of artists. She participates in the Garden Group and the artist collective Mind Mappers.

In her works, she focuses on the paradoxes of the consumer society. The aim is principally to examine the relation between the visible surface and the deeper, abstract levels.

www.sunnakangas.com
https://kuvataiteilijamatrikkeli.fi/…/sunna-maaria-kangas

Anu Nirkko (b. 1961) is a Helsinki-based visual and performance artist. Anu Nirkko graduated as a visual artist from the MAA School of Art in 1999 and completed “Space and Art” specialization studies at Lahti University of Applied Sciences in 2004-2005.

Since 2000, she has been organizing group exhibitions and environmental art exhibitions for example in Kivinokka and Vartiosaari, Helsinki. As a performing artist, Nirkko has been a member of the “In Other Spaces” collective since 2015 as well she belongs to the Finnish Painters’ Association, MUU ry, the Helsinki Artists’ Association, the LaruArt environmental art association, and the artist collective Mind Mappers.

Nirkko’s production includes paintings, installations, and environmental art. She also uses drawing and photography as her tools. At the heart of Nirkko’s art are presence and encounters, with people as well as nature. In her work, she often deals with the customs, beliefs, and myths of different cultures.

https://anunirkko.com
https://kuvataiteilijamatrikkeli.fi/en/taiteilija/anu-nirkko

Copper Leg Art Residency Winter/Spring Residency Artists Joint Exhibition

Saturday 05.06.2021 – 15:00

You are welcome to the opening of a joint exhibition of Copper Leg Art Residency artists at Rae Cultural Center. The exhibition provides an overview of the works performed by guest artists during their residency in the period January – May 2021.

Artists participating in the exhibition:

Niina-Anneli Kaarnamo (FIN / EST)
Mari Prekup (EST)
Ulvi Haagensen (AUS / EST)
Sven-Erik Stamberg (EST)
Meelis Salujärv (EST)
Maarja Mäemets (EST)
Ingrid Helena Pajo (EST)
Eugenio Marini (ITA)

See you on Saturday!

The event is supported by Tanker Brewery
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Mari Prekup

Mari Prekup (b. 1984) paints-prints-draws and curates usually around Haapsalu and Tallinn. She graduated from the Estonian Art Academy in painting (BA 2007) and printmaking (MA 2015), studied additionally at the fine art academies in Latvia, Riga, and Poland, Krakow. Member of printmaking studio Grafodroom since 2009.

Her exhibitions are usually triggered by various nonsense: random beauty, the absurd, injustice, and melodrama, dissonance, and interesting little tidbits of info.

Lately, she has been taking turns researching Estonian- and Fennougric natural holy places folklore and fun biases in pseudosciences like phrenology and eugenics – together with such national sports like rewriting/re-interpreting historical events.

Ingrid Helena Pajo, Maarja Mäemets, Eugenio Marini

Ingrid Helena Pajo is a textile artist working mostly with weaving techniques, based in Tallinn, Estonia. Right now, she’s finishing MA studies at the Estonian Academy of Arts, in the textile department. Previously she has also studied printmaking in Rome and Illustration in Urbino.

In her practice, she’s looking for the simplest and less intrusive ways of working and living. In Copper Leg Art Residency, she’s looking for methods to put the ancient techniques of weaving in use with found materials.

 

Maarja Mäemets (b. 1991 in Tartu) is an artist, freediver, and a yogini. She reflects her own fragility and constantly morphing feelings, thoughts, and circumstances in her work. She believes there are no standstills, only constant motion in which there is a high chance to lose oneself.

Mäemets has a BA (2015) and MA degree (2018) in glass art from the Estonian Academy of Arts. In 2017 she studied for a semester at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna in Heimo Zobernig’s class, where her more multidisciplinary approach as an artist started to shape. Since then, her work focuses on combining glass art, photography, and video. She creates mostly site-specific installations and seeks unusual exhibiting environments – such as the depths of underwater. The beauty of words and writing plays a vital role in the concepts and spaces created along her journey.

Copper Leg Art Residency has become an important leisure time for Mäemets. The place offers valuable moments of being. Silence for cultivating yoga and other body-mind practices. The one-of-a-kind emptiness thus created in one’s head works as an effective filter when visualizing and planning upcoming projects. In addition, after a fifteen-year break, the artist has once again an opportunity to turn the wheel of a printing press in her hands.

 

Eugenio Marini is based in both Rome and Tallinn. His practices are focused on the use of scrap and found materials as a medium to reflect on the idea and meaning of utility in today’s living. In Copper Leg he’s working on a series of sculptures imitating the shape of corals, using an old wire net found on the site. For him, the rusty and robust nets are like ruins and at the same time their lightness and transparency make them ghostlike – resembling the illusion of usefulness.

 

Sven-Erik Stamberg & Meelis Salujärv

Sven-Erik Stamberg was born in 1970. Tallinn, 1995 graduated from the Estonian Academy of Arts with a degree in industrial art. Since 1997. an active member of the group Liquid and has participated in the work of Studio22 since 1998. He has exhibited his work on numerous joint exhibitions, both at home and abroad, and since 2004. also organized personal exhibitions.

The main creative forms of expression are collage techniques and geometric ink drawing. Into the Copper Leg Art Residency, the artist came to look for a distance from the noisy world, enjoy the silence, and concentrate on introspection, which will finally find expression in his new collage series.

 

Meelis Salujärv is from Tallinn, Estonia, studied in an art class at school and later improved himself at Studio 22 under the supervision of Tõnis Vint. Founding member of the art group Liquid, a multi-talent who has been involved in visual arts, poetry, audiovisual art, and music for decades.

At Copper Leg Art Residency, he has focused on electronic sounds – the music he creates, with an analog synthesizer built by artist-electronic Villem Jahu.

 

Ulvi Haagensen

Ulvi Haagensen is an Australian-Estonian artist, born in Sydney. She has been living and working in Tallinn for many years and is currently doing her Ph.D. in artistic research at the Estonian Academy of Arts.

Ulvi’s art practice and research is multi-disciplinary and combines installation, sculpture, drawing, performance, and video to explore the connections and overlaps between art and everyday life.

She came to Copper Leg Art Residency to focus on cleaning, as a type of performance and to look at the actions of cleaning and the tools we use. But as often happens, plans change. And though she has made some cleaning tools and filmed herself cleaning, she has also been drawing, thinking about drawing, and looking at animal and human footprints and tyre tracks in the snow. These lines of prints, crossing, and overlapping, make very large and beautiful collaborative drawings.

Artist’s website: https://ulvihaagensen.weebly.com/

Open Doors Day / Niina-Anneli Kaarnamo art presentation

On Sunday, February 21, 2021
17:30 – 21:00 Open Doors Day at Copper Leg Art Residency
Niina-Anneli Kaarnamo art presentation, vinyl records played by Misha Panfilov, surprise performers, the celebration of the jubilee of Rae Cultural Center.

Niina-Anneli Kaarnamo (born. 1978) is a Finnish artist and producer, currently working in the fields of culture, art, and entertainment in Tallinn.
She has a BA in culture and art producing, has studied sculpture in Slovakia, and finished her MA in Estonian Academy of Arts.

At Copper Leg Art Residency Kaarnamo has done snow research, worked with basic forms, memories, and landscape. Her approach and tools are playfulness and observation, to look – to see. By reorganizing the familiar, we allow ourselves to see the new.

Artist’s website: niina-annelikaarnamo.blogspot.com

We invite all of you who are interested in art and culture to enjoy Sunday evening at Rae schoolhouse in Vaskjala, accompanied by art, music, and craft beer, and celebrate the 20th anniversary of Rae Culture Center.

See you on Sunday!
The event is supported by Tanker Brewery
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Wandelweiser concert [livestream] @ Copper Leg Residency

Program

Michael Pisaro (*1961): here 2/1 (1996)
accordion, flute

Jürg Frey (*1953): (unbetitelt) 5 (1990)
accordion, cello

Antoine Beuger (*1955): quite still and solitary (1995)
accordion, flute, cello, actress, dancer

“You do not have to leave the room.
remain standing at your table and listen.
do not even listen, simply wait.
do not even wait.
Be quite still and solitary.
The world will freely offer itself to you.
To be unmasked.
It has no choice.
It will roll in ecstasy at your feet.”
Kafka, Fragments

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Accordion: Bastien Pouillès
Flute: Hannah Wirnsperger
Cello: Carmen Kleykens Vidal
Actress: Agnes Oberauer
Dancer: Seo-hwon Ji
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Wandelweiser is a composers and performers collective founded in Berlin in 1992 by Antoine Beuger and Burkhard Schlothauer, who created this word – which means, literally, “change wisely” [wandle weise]. They are soon joined by other international composers including Jürg Frey (CH) and Michael Pisaro (USA), who are also well-known today as the pioneers of this collective, as well as the most active and interesting among them.

The music of Wandelweiser is deeply connected to silence – which sometimes takes up more space than sounds – and uses often a clear sound material (harmony, rhythm or even melody) within extended durations. The atmosphere is therefore generally very soft and quiet. This reveals the environment in which the music is played: each performer is a part of the space as much as the objects around them. The conception of time change for the audience – as much as for performers -who can focus on every small details or evolutions of the music.

The accordion is the center of this concert. The first piece offer a rather vertical music, where the accordion and the flute overlap like a chorale. On the other hand, the second piece is more horizontal: the melody of the accordion is followed by the sound of the cello, as a single line. In the last one, the line is broken in several blocks of sounds, words, movements or silence, and the experience of time is totally discorded.

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Open Doors Day / Katrin Essenson / Anne-Mai Heimola / Danel Rinaldo

Saturday, December 19, 2020
14:00 – 17:00 Open doors day at Copper Leg Art Residency /
Art presentations by Anne-Mai Heimola, Katrin Essenson, and Danel Rinaldo.

Anne-Mai Heimola lives and works in Tallinn. After graduating from the Estonian Academy of Arts with a degree in scenography, she has been working as a decorator, prop maker, costume designer, and artist at the Estonian National Opera, the Drama Theater, the Von Krahl Theater, the Russian Theater.
She heard about Copper Leg Art Residency from friends, it being a very inspiring place to face and align one’s inner sounds of the soul. The works of former residents, which sound gently in the surrounding fields, are colorful proof of a suitable environment.
The artist’s inner drive is to paint and Copper Leg fuels her creativity by 150%.

Katrin Essenson is a performing artist, director, and dancer. She has graduated from the Choreography Department of Tallinn University. In addition, she studied interdisciplinary arts at Estonian Academy of Arts and is currently obtaining a master’s degree in cultural theory and philosophy.

In the performing arts, she has been interested in questioning the self-evident situations in socio-cultural understandings. Throughout different topics she has dealt with portraying the subjective experience of being human in solo and group performances; has created soundscape works, belongs to the group “As if the woman is at home” and has been a co-author to documentaries “Control!!!” and “As if the woman is in a documentary”. In the art field, she is fascinated to in exploring the conflating processes of fictional and documentary realities.

In Copper Leg residency she dealt with the development of “dreamworker” concept in an installative setting and systematized the scenaristic notes to documentary film and sound materials collected a few years ago in a road-trip to Russia.

Danel Rinaldo (b. 1984) is a photographer whose roots lie in Pärnu, but nowadays is residing between Southern Estonian forests and fields. He received his bachelor’s degree in Photography at the University of Falmouth in Great Britain. He enthusiastically practices analog photography, but the digital camera is his main tool. He has passed on his experience in the field and knowledge to photography enthusiasts in schools and youth centers, ran a print lab and photo store, and has worked in a photo studio. He has exhibited his work in solo and group exhibitions in Estonia, Finland, England, and Scotland.

As a photographer, he is most fascinated by the person, under whose skin, with the help of the camera’s eye, he attempts to crawl. Through visual aesthetics he often challenges the observer by raising questions about social issues, assuming the observer relates and asks questions about personal, religious, political, environmental, and ethical matters. BEAUTY/ ILU. does not go unnoticed.

At Copper Leg Art Residency he mainly focuses on “Neeme” – a portrait story, that emerges from underneath the red safelight of the darkroom. Juxtaposing analog processes with digital video.

See you on Saturday!

The event is supported by Cultural Endowment of Estonia & Tanker Brewery
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