Open Doors Day / Tim Sullivan’s exhibition opening

Saturday, November 21, 2020

14:00 – 17:00 Open day at Copper Leg Art Residency
15:00 Opening of Tim Sullivan’s exhibition

Tim Sullivan is a London based artist, researcher, and lecturer currently researching for his Ph.D. at the University of Westminster on Photography, Theory, and Poiesis. His area of interest is in film, photography, and fine art practice. During his time at Copper Leg Art Residency, he has been working with video and photography, found objects and people. The residency has allowed him valuable time to address his thinking around his key themes of fact and fiction, the material world, and our often unmet desires for contemplation and connection.

See you on Saturday!

Event location: https://goo.gl/maps/BNzrtKpxCjNP63Wm9
Public transport: https://goo.gl/maps/tnFTZHvmwbPMspbY7

Open Doors Day / Aili Vahtrapuu exhibition opening

Sunday, October 18, 2020
14:00 – 18:00 Open Doors Day at Copper Leg Residency
15:00 Aili Vahtrapuu exhibition opening

Aili Vahtrapuu is an artist and a long-term art pedagogue, born, raised in Tallinn, and spent the summers of his childhood in Assaku, Rae municipality. She studied sculpture at the Estonian Academy of Arts, continued his master’s studies at the University of Paris VIII, and defended his doctoral dissertation at the Pantheon Sorbonne University in Paris, France.

In the Copper Leg Art Residency, the artist continues his experimental series of rust imprints “Cut” and translates into Estonian her doctoral dissertation, on the relationship between sound objects and urban space.

See you on Sunday!

FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/668016470520340/

Silkscreen Workshop

Have a light-colored T-shirt or another textile item that could need a fresh look? Ever wanted to learn what screen printing is all about?
This Workshop is perfect for Beginners who have little to no previous screen printing experience.
In your time with us, you will learn all about the various materials and practices involved in the screen printing process, we will give you a hands-on tour of our workshop and darkroom, help you create your own printing screen, and finally print your chosen design on fabric.
Join us at Rae schoolhouse, and expect a hands-on, fun-filled day full of creative experiments!
Instructor: Alexandra Nima
Date: 10th of October
Duration: 4 hrs.
Schedule: 14:00-18:00
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/Eg7U9NxnHYoFk4yH8
(Rae School House, Ussiaugu Tee 20, Vaskjala, Rae Parish)
Public transport from Tallinn: https://goo.gl/maps/3AWGR3QWr2A84pwX7
Cost: free; donations are welcome!
Ps. The number of participants is limited!
Pre-registration: copperleg@rae.ee

Late Summer MiniFest

Wednesday 26.08.2020 / 18:00 – 22:00

In the last week of August, we will respectfully set off the soon-to-end summer with art and music. The musical part of the one-day mini-festival is curated this time by the Estonian Electronic Music Society and Taavi Kerikmäe, under whose surety the ensemble EMA will perform, several improvisations are expected to take place and Hans Gunther Lock, Villem Jahu, Raul Keller will perform with electronic solo performances.

The artistic part is fulfilled by the summer residents of Copper Leg Art Residency, John Grzinich with wind harps and a sculptural object by Rodolfo Liprand. In the twilight of the attic, Janno Bergmann generates cosmic associations with his exhibition “Cosmic Kitchen”.

NB! In addition to all this, Copper Leg Art Residency is celebrating 3 years of activity on that same midweek day, hip-hip, hurray!

Event lineup:

  • Estonian Electronic Music Society Ensemble EMA
  • Opening of John Grzinich (USA / EST) sound installation
  • Opening of a sculpture by Rodolfo Liprandi (ITL / POL)
  • Improvisations in outrageous formations and with numerous electrically operated instruments
  • Electronic solo performances: Hans Gunther Lock, Villem Jahu, Raul Keller
  • Janno Bergmann’s exhibition “Cosmic Kitchen” is open to the public throughout the event

The event is free of charge!

The event is supported by Tanker Brewery
Event location: https://goo.gl/maps/joLxmtUGtezavhgB9
Public transportation: https://goo.gl/maps/JRebvAssXQ6KqMjJ8

Raul Keller’s photo exhibition + Post Horn live

Saturday 04.07.2020 at the Copper Leg Art Residency
14:30 Opening of Raul Keller’s photo exhibition
15:00 Post Horn live

Raul Keller is an Estonian interdisciplinary artist working with site-specific improvisation since 2000 both in performative and installative context. He has focused on radiophonic experiments and text, lo-fi technologies, and DIY cultures with an emphasis on the process. In 2014 Keller filled the Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia with a total sound installation with his solo show What You Hear Is What You Get (Mostly) and in 2019, a site-specific installation Girl In The Sewer was arrested and taken custody from the entrance of the same institution.

In recent years he has focused on performing as a solo artist on modular synthesizers and with a free impro noise duo Post Horn (w/ Hello Upan), generating and publishing text and keeping experimenting with analog photography.

For Copper Leg Art residency he built a darkroom enlarger to be used with his mobile phone and decided to make a test series from moving images. Three small series have emerged from that process that will be presented, although the digital origins have mostly already vanished from the pieces.

Post Horn is a free impro noise duo with Raul (modular synthesizers, objects, percussion) and Hello (electric violin, objects, loopers) regarding the origins of their collaboration in a Project Unison album DOHC from 2004. Working together from 2007 with Katrin Essenson, they formed the trio LokaaRaadio for radiophonic experiments on stage that gave performances in various settings traveling as far as Sao Paolo Biennial in 2012 as part of the festival radio project. In 2017 the project reformed as a duo and renamed themselves Post Horn (after the horns of Jericho) and published their first LP Pacific MKDKVNL0035. At Vaskjala concert they will be making a public recording for their upcoming LP at the end of this year

Artist’s website: https://raul.keller.ee

The event is part of the Tallinn Biennale in Vaskjala. You can find the complete program here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/605788293368074

Festival bus tickets are available here:
https://www.piletilevi.ee/est/piletid/varia/ekskursioonid/copperleg-residentuur-chill–grill-tallinna-biennaal-316283/?fbclid=IwAR3vPYQ39T-wmNP5XOQpvNI0AxaDgA8NZgm2Yq4l9

Event location:
https://goo.gl/maps/2atibmuecUERBF6F8

FB Event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/310322240009114

Tallinn Biennial:
https://www.tallinnabiennaal.ee

Copper Leg Residency grill & chill / Tallinn Biennial

Copper Leg Art Residency is situated 18 km from the center of Tallinn in the village of Vaskjala in an old school building surrounded by fields. It is a popular meeting place for creative people, visual artists, musicians, and writers. It’s a location of natural beauty, which allows one to escape the noise of the city and focus on one’s work. Tallinn Biennial’s day at Vaskjala is filled with incredible experiences and memorable performances.

A special Tallinn Biennial bus will be available!

Arrival at Vaskjala Creative Residency at 1.20 pm

1.30–2.30 pm Vinyl records played by Misha Panfilov (jazz & tropicalia), an art tour, grill & chill
2.30 pm opening of Raul Keller’s photography exhibition and electronic free-improvisation
3.30 pm Indrek Palu “Algorithmic Games” (electric violin, electronics)
4 pm Circus – Art – Theatre “GIRAFFE WITH THE FLAMING NECK” with the performance “THE CIRCUS IS CANCELLED”
4.30 pm Vinyl records played by J. B. King (Kraut – Space – Psych Rock) & communal sauna

The bus back to Tallinn from Vaskjala leaves at 6.40 pm

WHERE: Copper Leg Art Residency, Vaskjala village, Rae county
WHEN: 4 July at 1.30 pm

Festival bus tickets are available here:
https://www.piletilevi.ee/est/piletid/varia/ekskursioonid/copperleg-residentuur-chill–grill-tallinna-biennaal-316283/?fbclid=IwAR3vPYQ39T-wmNP5XOQpvNI0AxaDgA8NZgm2Yq4l9

Visiting the residency is free.

www.tallinnbiennial.com

FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/605788293368074/

Opening of the summer season / Sound Art / Copper Leg Cookbook

Sunday 14.06.2020 

13:30 – 17:30 Opening of the summer season at Copper Leg Art Residency, sound art event and Copper Leg Cookbook presentation. 

We will start our summer season with a sound art event where the list of performers is very dignified, and sound bathing should satisfy more refined tastes. Completely composed works will be performed, as well as more performative, accrual and snappy sound bouquets. In addition, we are pleased to present the Copper Leg Art Residency Cookbook, a catalog that summarizes the residency’s activities in 2017-2018. Better late than never! 

  

Performers: 

Budhaditya Chattopadhyay (IND) 

http://budhaditya.org/ 

 

John Grzinich (USA/EST)

http://maaheli.ee/main/ 

 

Raul Keller (EST)

https://raul.keller.ee/index.php/et/ 

 

Erik Alalooga (EST)

https://hammasratasblog.wordpress.com/category/music-live-performances/ 

 

Villem Jahu (EST)

https://villemjahu.com/ 

 

Everybody is welcome 14.06 on Sunday from 13:30 to Rae School House (Ussiaugu tee 20, Vaskjala village, Rae parish, Harju County) 

The event is supported by: Tanker Brewery

Event location: https://goo.gl/maps/joLxmtUGtezavhgB9
Public transport: https://goo.gl/maps/FCboWWLkjdnvQQBq9
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/570887007174420

Open Doors Day / Mattia Cleri Polidori & Giulia Cacciuttolo / Budhaditya Chattopadhyay

Saturday, March 7, 2020

3:30 pm – 6:00 pm Open Doors Day at the Copper Leg Art Residency

4:00 pm Budhaditya Chattopadhyay sound intervention

4:30 pm Opening of the Mattia Cleri Polidori & Giulia Cacciuttolo exhibition

 

Mattia Cleri Polidori (ITA)

Mattia Cleri Polidori is an Italian artist based in Rome. He graduated in painting at Accademia di Belle Arti of Rome and Wimbledon College of Arts in London.

His research is focused on the relationship between form and matter. He collects natural images and objects which develop into paintings, etchings and sculptures. At the nucleus of his work is the process through which the golden ratio organizes matter throughout the space-time fabric. The relief of the surface interacts with the stratification of several layers of paint.

During the Copper Leg residency program, he will realize 10 soft-ground etchings on zinc plates and 10 paintings on paper from the series “Gli Elementi del Disastro”. This series is created with locally collected natural finds such as burnt wood, lichens, and bones.

Artist webpage: https://www.mattiacleripolidori.com

 

Giulia Cacciuttolo (ITA/GBR)

Giulia’s research and practice are focused on investigating memory and, more specifically, on contemporary archives and archival forms and how we relate to them in order to hand down our histories to the next generations. She is interested in understanding the dynamics and tensions between individuals, communities and the relationship with their past, in particular with the people in charge of the selection of what will be ‘officially’ remembered.

How many histories have been discarded from this selection and then forgotten? Are we condemned to analyze and present the past from just a single point of view? Is there a more ‘sustainable’ way of relating to the past? Have we ever really taken the time to question what – or whose – version of the past we carry with us?

Giulia’s theoretical research has always been accompanied by a strong technical and visual practice interested in exploring the role of images and sculptures around these themes.

Through the use of different techniques of printing on various supports – latex, silk, and wax among others –, analog photography and different casting techniques with jesmonite and plaster, she investigated the physical relationship between memory, space, and landscape.

During Copper Leg Art Residency, she has been investigating the relationship between the inside and the outside, between organic and man-made traces of memory. Working with casting and cyanography, she will attempt to create a dialogue between different layers of time and memory in a landscape where the contrast between natural and artificial is so strong.

Artist webpage: https://www.giuliacacciuttolo.com

 

Budhaditya Chattopadhyay (IND/DEU)

Budhaditya Chattopadhyay is an Indian-born media artist, researcher, and writer, currently living and working in Berlin. Focusing on sound as the primary medium, Chattopadhyay produces large-scale installations and live performances broadly dealing with contemporary issues, such as the climate crisis, human intervention in the environment and ecology, urbanity, migration, decolonization, and race. Chattopadhyay is a Charles Wallace scholar and Prince Claus grantee; he has received several fellowships, international awards and participated in several residencies. Appearing in numerous exhibitions, concerts, conferences, and festivals, Chattopadhyay’s works have been shown and heard across the globe. Chattopadhyay’s scholarly and creative writings regularly appear in leading peer-reviewed journals and magazines internationally.

For Copper Leg Residency, Budhaditya will be working on a book The Auditory Setting, in addition, he performs at the Copper Leg residency open doors day and participates in the Tartu Üle Heli Festival, performing a new sound work.

Artist website: http://budhaditya.org

 

The event is supported by Tanker Brewery

Event location: https://goo.gl/maps/6dGAE3mzerP2
Public transport: https://goo.gl/maps/9aGZkMFmqP9PmRkg6
FB: https://www.facebook.com/CopperLegResidency

 

Open Doors Day / Hardy Raub & Markéta Váradiová / Bas Peeters

Sunday, February 16, 2020
3:30 pm – 6:00 pm Open Doors Day at Copper Leg Residency
16:00 Markéta Váradiová & Hardy Raub exhibition
16:30 Bas Peeters site-specific light objects

Hardy Raub & Markéta Váradiová (DEU / CZE)

Hardy Raub is primarily a sculptor, but he also works with the medium of drawing, photography or text in its raw and authentic form.
The morphology of his three-dimensional objects is organic, often working with perforations and surfaces, which he sees as the borderline / connection between the inner and outer world.
Artist webpage: http://tree-art-gallery.de/

The main subjects of Markéta Váradiová´s work are the light and depth of space. She is interested in biology, physics, and geometry and I use those fields as a great source of topics, utilizes the properties of materials and natural processes and their interactivity.
Her visual language is minimal art, but commonly she finds the reason for overcoming that frame.
Artist webpage: http://marketavaradiova.cz

At Copper Leg Art Residency they working with project “Invisible Light”. This project is part of line of common work of German/Czech artists. It will be continued by exhibitions which are planned in next two years in three galleries in Brno, Kamenický Šenov and Jihlava.

They want to observe here the movement of the Sun in the sky and the phases of the Moon during their residency period. Capture the process in a regular rhythm and investigate the perception of the male and female principles in the intangible substance of light.

P.S. As both artists must be back home in time for the Open Doors Day, viewers will have a chance to meet them one week before the official opening on February 9th from 3:30 pm to 6 pm at Rae Schoolhouse.

Bas Peeters (NLD)
Bas Peeters is a spatial designer and light artist from Netherland, who creates content for spaces. He makes site-specific installations for private and public spaces and his work stands out in surprising aesthetic images that tell something essential about the area, the social context, and its history.

Light is the thread in his work, the catalyst of all materials. “Building with light is intriguing because of the paradox between the intangible elusiveness versus a strong, attractive presence”. He tries to imagine the ‘Genius Loci’ (the protective spirit of a certain place)) with light.

The power of his work lies in its simplicity. With minimal resources, he creates intense experiences. No unambiguous messages, but multi-interpretable dreams which awaken the spectators from their sleep.

He’s fascinated by the topic: Light Matters. How to materialize light with translucent materials. During the Copper Leg Art Residency, he wants to be inspired by Estonian nature and Culture. The old wooden school has a sober tranquil Atmosphere. It suits the Estonian mentality that appeals to him. Inside/outside, light/dark. warm/cold are contrasts to use.

Artist webpage: http://www.baspeeters.nl

The event is supported by Tanker Brewery

See you on Sundays!

Event location: https://goo.gl/maps/6dGAE3mzerP2
Public transport: https://goo.gl/maps/yAzkor9kdMgH4eb8A
Facebook event: https://copperleg.rae.ee