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!
 

 

The event is supported by: Tanker Brewery 

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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 Vaskjala Creative 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.

Vaskjala Creative Residency, internationally known as 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! 

The event is supported by: Tanker Brewery 

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Alberonero

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 the 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. 

Open doors day / Laura De Jaeger / Vita Jončić / Mariam Saknelashvili

Sunday, May 1, 2022 

13:30 – 16:30 Open doors day at Copper Leg Art Residency / Art presentations by Laura De Jaeger, Vita Jončić, Mariam Saknelashvili. 

Laura De Jaeger (1995) is a Belgian artist based in Tallinn, Estonia. Her art practice revolves around the notion of in-between, by gathering, molding, playing with measurements, and rephrasing local histories and quotidian practices. She describes it as a form of experimental, autobiographical, and material writing. She obtained her BA and MA in Fine Arts at LUCA School of Arts in Belgium (with an exchange at the Estonian Academy of Arts) and her MA in Cultural Studies at the Catholic research university in the city of Leuven, Belgium. During her stay at Copper Leg Art Residency, she aims to work with the outdoor space and experiment with photography and fiction. 

Artist website: https://lauradejaeger.com 

Vita Jončić was born in 1995 in Zagreb. She graduated with a BA in Painting from the Academy of Fine Arts Zagreb (2017), and she holds an MA in Film from the University of the Arts London, London College of Communication (2018). She creates in the medium of film, photography, painting, video, and spatial installations. In her recent work, her main subjects are the occurrences created by the human presence in nature as well as the roles and impacts of an individual on building the structure of society. On Copper Leg residency in April, she created an installation “We’ll Always Have Fire” (soil, water, plastic, video installation) which deals with the ecological condition of the four elements that support life. 

Mariam Saknelashvili was born in Tbilisi, Georgia in 2002. She studies at Tbilisi State University in the faculty of French philology. Mariam has been interested in the arts since preschool age, and since then she has been experimenting with different mediums, such as painting with different techniques, shooting analog film, making animations, also making sounds for her animations.  

Her first participation in a group exhibition was in 2020. In her art, she tries to capture the magic of everyday life and is inspired by magical realism. In her works often something small but unusual happens but it is always part of the whole environment. She is fascinated by places, animals, characters, and human faces. She also says that she is fascinated by the idea of storytelling through just a face of character and storytelling, in general, is her main tool in art.  

At Copper Leg Art Residency Mariam experimented with animation making using linocut prints and she plans to make memorials for the mouse and the bird which died at Copper Leg during her residency and are buried in the yard. 

 

See you on Sunday! 

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Walking Vaskjala Traveler Letter / Sepa Sama

In collaboration with AIR Blekinge, the Copper Leg Residency was hosting in March artist Sepa Sama. 

Sepa Sama is an independent artist focusing on walking as artistic practice and research. 

Sepa is from the Iranian diaspora, a nomad that has lived in Asia, America, and Europe. Currently, Sepa is finishing his Ph.D. at Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts Wroclaw in Poland, focusing on walking. 

In Estonia at Copper Leg Residency, he was writing a traveler letter. An artist book named Walking Vaskjala Traveler Letter, 2022, a book that ties back to both his past and nowness.  

You can see the digital version of the book here:
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1h9qrut7XT3SJSFJaWoDhHQmKtXZJCWUJ5W55b9GFY9o/edit?usp=sharing 

Open doors day / Florine Mougel / Ben Caro & Kat Cutler‐MacKenzie.

Sunday, February 27, 2022

13:30 – 16:30 Open doors day at Copper Leg Art Residency / Art presentations by Florine Mougel, Ben Caro & Kat Cutler‐MacKenzie.

Ben Caro (b. London, 1998) and Kat Cutler-MacKenzie (b. Belfast, 1997) share a collaborative artistic practice that draws upon techniques from experimental archaeology — in which found objects are re-cast, re-staged, or re-performed to unlock tacit histories and pedagogic methods of communication — such as the 35mm slide lecture. As the duo are also both trained art historians — with a combined background in archaeology, cinema, historical re-enactment, and feminist theory — their artworks can be understood as a form of practice-based research. Their collaborative work is informed by historiographic excavation and seeks to explore the intertwined practices of museology, art history, and art through photography and the (re-)construction of negative space. Caro and Cutler-MacKenzie live and work in Edinburgh. At Copper Leg Art Residency they have been exploring sculptural and photographic forms of visual communication and presentation to emphasize and articulate the role of wood as a ‘support structure’, which is defined by artist Céline Condorelli as that which ‘bears, sustains, and props…stands behind, frames, and maintains’.

Florine Mougel is a media artist based in Rennes, France. After studying Cinema and Fine Arts in France, she graduated with a master’s degree from the University of Art and Design in Linz, Austria. Since 2019, she has been focusing on sound art within the RGBastler collective, developing DIY modular synthesizers and hacking sound devices.

During her stay at Copper Leg Art Residency, she is exploring the sonic gesture of friction-granulation in a sound performance mixing electronic sounds and field-recordings.

See you on Sunday!

The event is supported by: Tanker Brewery

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Website: https://copperleg.rae.ee