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! 

The event is supported by: Tanker Brewery 

Event location: https://goo.gl/maps/BNzrtKpxCjNP63Wm9 

Public transit: https://goo.gl/maps/2neNuVAZib7BWDmD6 

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

Event location: https://goo.gl/maps/BNzrtKpxCjNP63Wm9

Public transit: https://goo.gl/maps/AvXsxURAXL992cnY7

Website: https://copperleg.rae.ee

Open Doors Day / Philippine Vidart / Katrin Enni

 

Sunday, December 19, 2021
14:00 – 16:45 Open doors day at Copper Leg Art Residency / Art presentations by Philippine Vidart & Katrin Enni.

Philippine Vidart aka ‘finu’ is a French illustrator whose universe is defined by its contradicting nature as it is both tragic and comic, wonderful and dark, childish and serious. It is populated by strange beings and hybrid structures inspired by popular traditions and folkloric tales. Through the staging of situations and environments, she encourages her audience to make their own interpretations and see relatable subjects within these elements. During her time at the Copper Leg Art Residency, she explores the subject of burnout as a conundrum of our modern work system through installation works and drawings inspired by Estonian folklore.

Katrin Enni is an installation and sound artist based in Tallinn. She studied installation and sculpture at the Estonian Academy of Arts and obtained a master’s degree in contemporary art.
In her artistic practice, she mainly creates kinetic and interactive sound installations. She has also been fascinated by drawing and illustration in the past. During her stay at Copper Leg Art Residency, she wants to bring these practices together and experiment with ways to develop ideas for creating sound objects through drawing and working with visual images.

See you on Sunday!

The event is supported by: Tanker Brewery
Event location: https://goo.gl/maps/BNzrtKpxCjNP63Wm9
Public transit: https://goo.gl/maps/AvXsxURAXL992cnY7
Website: https://copperleg.rae.ee

Open Doors Day / Natalia Kondratenko / Eneli Valge

Saturday 13.11.2021 / 14:00 – 16:30

You are welcome to the Copper Leg Art Residency Open Doors Day at Rae Schoolhouse, an event where artists Natalia Kondratenko and Eneli Valge will present their artworks.

Natalia Kondratenko was born in 1989 in Domodedovo (Russia), studied video art at the Rodchenko art school and photography at Moscow polytechnical college of Mossovet. Now she is currently based in Tallinn, Estonia.
Most often Natalia uses mockumentary self-portraits with personal things and objects created by using various techniques and materials. The most frequent topic is duality (for example, the duality of man as a being created by nature and formed by society and technology), the formation of a new mythology, the relationship of modern with ancient, technologies with magics.

At Copper Leg Art Residency, she works with black and white photography and experimentalizes with engraving on stones found near the site. Created objects refer to the idea of the relationship between the digital and physical worlds, the consumption of virtual services, and their impact on the real environment.

Eneli Valge, a freelance artist and designer from Tartu. Lived and worked in Tallinn from 1991 to 2018. She received her art education at the Tartu Art School, defended both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the Estonian Academy of Arts, and improved her professional skills at the Department of Visual Arts and Design at the Utrecht University of the Arts in the Netherlands.
Eneli has been working as an artist since 2003. She has made installations and conceptual objects, curated exhibitions and organized art projects, created illustrations, book designs, and murals, participated in exhibitions both in Estonia and elsewhere. Worked as an art teacher and lecturer. Long-time copying of historical portraits in a Finnish private manor. Dedicated to digital processing and oil painting in recent years.
To the Copper Leg Residency, she came to look for isolation in order to focus and start painting the works of the next solo exhibition. The exhibition project deals with light in space – an interior or a city space that is designed by a human. Space is also the inner state of man. The artist’s desire is to create inner peace, a state of silence, a halt in time in the viewer. Four paintings are completed at Copper Leg, where a large empty studio with large windows brought the creator to the right wave. In addition to trying to capture light and shadow in her work, she is inspired by a quote from Goethe – where there is a lot of light, there are also strong shadows. There will be a sad emptiness in the paintings of the exhibition at first glance, the viewer will be in the room as if alone. Light comes from somewhere and a shadow falls. But something creates emotion in this fluid and makes you wonder – what’s going on here!? However, the artist leaves it to the viewer to meditate.

See you on Saturday!

The event is supported by: Tanker Brewery
Transport Tallinn-Vaskjala: https://goo.gl/maps/6gEvB4BbHzoG956X6
Tarnsport Vaskjala-Tallinn: https://goo.gl/maps/3Fhz2rEdVg585PwE6

Open Doors Day / Sarah Nõmm / Aureelia Mitt / Sandrine Deumier

Saturday 09.10.2021 / 13:30 – 16:30
You are welcome to the open day of the Vaskjala Creative Residency at Rae schoolhouse. From 13:30, guests can get acquainted with the activities of the creative residency. After that, from 14:00 to 16:30, artists Sarah Nõmm, Aureelia Mitt, and Sandrine Deumier will present their artworks.

Sarah Nõmm was born in 1998 in Tallinn, studied installation and sculpture at the Estonian Academy of Arts, and is the winner of this year’s Young Sculptor Award.

In her art practice, she mainly deals with the (woman’s) body and the social / mental / physical space in which it is positioned. The range of topics concerns the myths, taboos, and everyday rituals that accompany the body.
For her, residency is a place of shelter – afar from everyday chaos, where she can work, being away from institutional professionalism. In the creative process, she tries to discover, experiment, and let herself be inspired by her surroundings.

At Copper Leg Art Residency, she uses different techniques as well as materials. Engaging in traditional artisan practices – collecting consumables from nature, dyeing textiles, and weaving on looms. In all of this, she is interested in the ritual and performative aspect that accompanies the work process. Through these ancient practices, the artist tries to make sense of what it means to exist as a human being and to have a body. The body, which is our only point of contact and at the same time our separation from the rest of the world.

Artist’s website: https://sarahnomm.wixsite.com/sarahnomm

 

Aureelia Mitt is an Estonian artist based in Tallinn. She has a BA Art Practice degree from the University of South Wales and an MA Sustainable Design degree from Kingston School of Art. Her landscape paintings are a composition of memories, mixed with photographic references and the artist’s own dreams and imagination. At Copper Leg Residency she creates paintings on old, discarded doors and found objects.

The series of paintings created at the residency is called ‘Wormholes have not been spotted yet’.

Artist’s website: https://www.aureelia.art/

 

Sandrine Deumier (FRA) is a pluridisciplinary artist working in the field of performance, poetry and video art whose work investigates post-futurist themes through the development of aesthetic forms related to digital imaginaries. She explores the intersection between digital art and sound poetry, focusing on the issues related to technological change and the performative place of poetry, conceived through new technologies.

Her work has been exhibited in contexts such as Japan Media Art Festival (JP) 2021, NRW Forum (DE) 2021, Akousma Festival, MTL-Connecte, SAT (CA) 2021, Trondheim Electronic Arts Centre (NOR) 2020, Cube Fest Cyclorama – Moss Arts Center and The Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (USA) 2019.

At Copper Leg Art Residency, she will work on an immersive virtual environment focused on emotional and visual experimentation with other modes of relationship between humans and non-humans.

Artist’s website: http://sandrinedeumier.com

 

See you on Saturday!

The event is supported by: Tanker Brewery
Event location: https://goo.gl/maps/wNGTJkXWr5HEdKeJ7
Transport Tallinn-Vaskjala: https://goo.gl/maps/oxjRQUBeeV7iKC867
Tarnsport Vaskjala-Tallinn: https://goo.gl/maps/xAr9pxa4gszDxMdF7

Marcella Giannini

Marcella Giannini is an Italo-Colombian artist and illustrator based in Rome. She has a BA in printmaking from the Academy of Fine Arts of Rome, a MA in printmaking from the CIEC Foundation in Spain and is currently finishing her MA studies in Papermaking at the Academy of Fine Arts of Rome.

Her work mainly combines papermaking techniques, textile art and natural dyes experiments. In her latest works, she uses her own-made paper thread to create tapestries with geometric patterns.

At Copper Leg Art Residency, she will combine textile techniques with natural dyes to create a functional sculpture that addresses the theme of inhabiting and community. The art object will be presented this Saturday at Rae Schoolhouse during the event “Sirakas”.

 

 

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
Event location: https://goo.gl/maps/wNGTJkXWr5HEdKeJ7
Transport from Tallinn: https://goo.gl/maps/zyNkRw2eMEdpTWUNA

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.
Event location: https://goo.gl/maps/wNGTJkXWr5HEdKeJ7
Transport from Tallinn: https://goo.gl/maps/xdd7VSraZbX4UayK8

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