Alexandra Nima

Alexandra Nima (Anima) is an Austrian born, interdisciplinary artist living and working in Estonia. As a creative hybrid, she works at the intersection of psychology, visual arts, and technology.

Since 2008, she has created various archetype-inspired textile suits, written over 1.000 pages of English-speaking lyrics, and experimented with broadcast media via public tv performances in Austria, Estonia, Australia, and Germany.

In 2010, her Bachelor’s thesis- written for a business degree- was requested to be featured in Kunsthalle Baden-Baden’s research library on women in the arts.

In recent years, she has expanded her textile work, incorporating wearable electronics into her designs, aimed at a broader, digital-interactive type of performance.

At Copper Leg Art residency, she is crafting an interactive dress, that will be triggered via remote, public voting. In addition, she will conduct a screenprinting workshop at Rae Schoolhouse on October 10.

Examples of the artist’s work:

https://www.youtube.com/VitruvianVision/videos

Rodolfo Liprandi

Rodolfo Liprandi (b. Trieste 1994) it’s an Italian sculptor who graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland, where he currently lives.

A close union, a dialogue between man and nature takes place in Rodolfo Liprandi’s environmental art and Land Artworks, site-specific interventions of an installation feature that pay homage to the wild world.

The works created by assembling the branches collected in the surrounding environment, subject to the passage of time and weather conditions, participate in the cyclical nature of life to finally rejoin the earth.

From 2018 Liprandi has started various collaborations with entities such as nature reserves, associations, and festivals, creating installations with the aim of raising awareness and educating the viewer to respect and protect the nature that surrounds us.

To the delight of the inhabitants of Vaskjala, he created two statues, “The Guard of the Wormhole Road” and “The Crowned Head”, depicting several significant animals related to Estonian stories and myths, as well as the local area.

We will open the sculptures created by Rodolfo in Vaskjala at this MiniFest :
https://www.facebook.com/events/949340318827148/

Examples of the artist’s work:
https://www.behance.net/rodolfoliprandi/

John Grzinich

John Grzinich (US/Estonia) has worked since the early 1990s as an artist and cultural coordinator with various practices combining sound, moving image, site-specificity, and collaborative social structures. He has performed and exhibited in North/South America, Europe and Japan and his compositions have been published on a host of international labels. The focus of his work in recent years has been to combine sound and listening practices with various media to challenge age old anthropocentric perceptions of the world we inhabit. He is currently a visiting Associate Professor of New Media in the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Estonian Academy of Arts and a visiting professor of Sound Design at RISEBA University in Riga.  

Wind Harps or Aeolian Harps made by John are analog devices, weather responsive, instruments that make air movement audible. The wind harps at Copper Leg Art Residency are designed to respond to a wide variety of conditions such as wind speed and direction. These conditions in turn affect the tonality, harmonics and loudness of the sound. The open field is an ideal context to which the harps dynamically respond with varied sounds, encouraging the listener to broaden their sensory experience of this environment. 

We will open the wind harps created by John in Copper Leg at this Wednesday’s MiniFest:
https://www.facebook.com/events/949340318827148/

Artist’s website: http://maaheli.ee/main/

Open Doors Day / Takashi Ikezawa + Jarek Lustych

Sunday, August 18, 2019
19:00 – 21:00 Open Doors Day at Copper Leg Art Residence + Takashi Ikezawa & Jarek Lustych art objects presentation.

Two new artists in our art residency have been working hard and now we invite you to participate in the opening of their art objects on this Sunday at 19:00.

Also visitors can see in the vicinity of Rae School House the installations and outdoor objects from the previous artists in residency, Federica Cogliandro & Giulia Lanza (ITA), Shishkin – Hokusai (RUS), Tanel Saar & Art Container (EST), Simon Whetham (GBR), Alexander Kamelhair (USA), Chad Stayrook (USA), Noolegrupp (EST).

Takashi Ikezawa
Takashi started as a copperplate engraver and printmaker. He lives in the suburbs of Tokyo and has been working as the director of the Tsukuba Art Center since 2013. He was a victim of 2011.11.3 Fukushima and was born between the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bomb memorial days. Therefore, he has had a desire for human peace since childhood.

In recent years, he has worked on many outdoor installations, creating works on the theme of nature and symbiosis. At Copper Leg Art Residency, he is creating an art piece titled “Mind Arrow”. This work is inspired by the Japanese archery target. A traditional Japanese archery target made from charcoal is centered around the flagpole, the flag reproducing the target of Japanese archery. It represents Mother Earth and Father Sky. An arrow has been released from Father Sky.

Tsukuba Art Center: https://www.tsukuba-art-center.com/

Jarek Lustych
Jarek is a Polish visual artist who for the past twenty years has been creating mostly for and with specific sites. However, amid a hailstorm of global unbridled production, he is embarrassed to add any new objects to this excess. His work usually explores existing entities, sharing authorship with them. They are not just a background, but they become an active component of a piece of art. By using their unique properties, his projects aim to manifest imperceptible aspects of the environment.

At Copper Leg Art Residency, he is acting as a curator for nonhuman entities. Jarek has prepared an instrument to evoke the voice of Pirita river, believing that by having its own song the river is a subject with rights and that this awareness makes it difficult to use violence against it – hence towards nature in general.

Artist web page: http://www.lustych.art.pl

See you on Sunday!

Supporters: Lipuvabrik OÜ, Tanker
Event location: https://goo.gl/maps/6dGAE3mzerP2
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/912661162403311

Last analog devices from Hungary!

Just before our calendars turn to 2019, we introduce you to two new artists at Copper Leg Residency. Meet Dóra Lázár and Gábor István Karaba, an artist duo from Budapest, Hungary. They are young enthusiastic makers who like to visualize and conceptualize.

According to them, they are looking for the passageways on the border of analog and digital, merging old times’ technique with the currently up-to-date topics of photography in a world where everybody has the opportunity to be a ‘photographer’ with the right tool in their pockets. However, even though objective truth doesn’t exist, they believe that a good work of art will ask questions and at the same time, it will provide possible answers too.

The creative process of the artist duo varies from sudden ideas to the subsequent labor-intensive endless experiments. Here, during their time in Copper Leg Residency, they have been working with camera obscuras, photo emulsion, papier-mâché, digital prints, iPhones etc.

Besides, the artists’ postulate sounds beautiful: “The human mind is the last analog device in a digital world.”

All in all, if you want to say goodbye to the old year with dignity and would like to give high five to our artists, you are welcome on Sunday 30th of December from 16:00 to 20:00 to the Open Doors Day at the Rae Schoolhouse and at 17:00 for the opening of their exhibition!

Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/312262832727420

Dóra’s website: www.dorilazar.com

Gábor’s portfolio: https://issuu.com/karabagi/docs/kgi_portfolio_eng

 

Light sensitive alchemy from edge of photography.

It’s time to send warm greetings to a new artist at Copper Leg Art Residency. Meet Elvira Akzhigitova, photo artist who is living and working in Berlin, Germany but was born in Tallinn, Estonia.

Elvira is an experimenter who spends long hours in the darkroom with a red light, trying to capture there the trace of light and its tactile essentials. In addition to traditional analog photography tools and light sources, she also has another rather unusual tool called Violet Wand in her arsenal. By electrifying organic matter with this secret weapon, she succeeds in revealing what is otherwise invisible to the eye. According to the artist, she works on the edge of photography and painting, just where these two practices meet and blend.

So, if you now have a desire to stimulate your eyes and mind, to peek into hidden, light-sensitive and metaphysical reality! You are expected tomorrow on Saturday, November 17th from 18:00 to 21:00 to the Open Doors Day at the Rae Schoolhouse and at 7:00 pm for the opening of Elvira Akzhigitova exhibition.

Artist Homepage: http://chelovekvsobake.tumblr.com

Lens-based memory soup.

It is time to introduce the next artist at Copper Leg Art Residency. Allison Roberts is a photo artist and art teacher from the United States, born in Oklahoma. She has earned an advanced degree in art at the University of Wisconsin and enriched herself in several other universities in her home country.

Allison calls her creative method a lens-based art, since in most of her images, in addition to the photo camera, she also uses video or photo projections. A significant part of her practice is site-specific, mixing the interior and exterior architecture, the spaces and surroundings of daily life, and the natural environment. By melting together the physical and digital space, she is creating compositions of new fragmented reality, where things are familiar and at the same time unfamiliar. Through this controversy and slightly irritating uncertainty, the viewer is left to wonder about the credibility of perception and the interpretation of apparent reality. Allison explores memory, the distortions of memory and the discomfort of uncertainty impacting the present.

On this Saturday, October 20th. starting from 17.00, the video installation and photo series of Allison Roberts will be shown at Copper Leg Residency. You are welcomed to greet the artist and discover her creations.

Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/292913197980774
Artist Homepage: http://www.allisonaroberts.com

Moominvalley meets the Copper Leg!

Let us greet a new artist at Copper Leg Art Residency! Anne Ferguson is a printmaker from Germany. She was born in Stolberg and studied art in Mainz (the city known for Gutenberg).

In her works, she is mostly focused on abstract imagery, variations of shape and transformation of it. The image seems to not be something static for her, rather it represents an evolution which can be observed through the visual markings of the process.

Here at Copper Leg, she has been experimenting with woodcut prints and photograms. The results will be revealed on this Saturday, October 20th at Copper Leg Open Doors Day at 16:00.

Do not hesitate to come and meet the artist, Anne does not bite or growl, the other way around, she is a warm person like some of the bright characters from the Moominvalley.

Welcome to Rae School House (Ussiaugu tee, Vaskja village, Rae parish) on Saturday 20.10.2018

Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/292913197980774/
Artist Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/annemferguson/
Interview:http://copperleg.rae.ee/…/anne-who-likes-to-play-with-ligh…/

To chicken, or not to chicken, that is the question?

It’s time to introduce the next artist in the Copper Leg Art Residency. Nina Jørgensen is Mexican-Danish visual artist and illustrator who works and lives in Berlin. She graduated with an MA from the Royal College of Art in London and has exhibited in many places in Europe.

Nina working across drawing, sculpture, and installation, investigating subjects concerning our relationship to nature and organic matter. Here in Copper Leg Residency, she tries her hand with drypoint technique and will present the outcome on this Friday in Rae Schoolhouse. At 19.00 we are opening a small-scale exhibition of her prints inspired by the landscapes of Vaskjala.

So what else? Mmm, she doesn’t like outrageous ideas and chickens.

Everyone is invited to Rae School House (Ussiaugu tee, Vaskjala village, Rae parish) on Friday, September 21, 2018.

Artist Website: http://www.ninajorgensen.com/

Event: https: //www.facebook.com/events/458770741285017/

Houston, we have a problem …

Beware, there is a space cowboy on Wormhole road! The good news is that he is not hostile, on the contrary, he is very friendly and peaceful. His name is Chad Stayrook and he’s from New York. Chad is an installation artist and a science fiction fan. In his art, he mostly deals with cosmic topics using drawings, videos, and installation.  In addition to this, Chad co-directs the artist-run gallery, “Present Company”, in Brooklyn.

That said, if you now have the desire to see the far side of the Moon and to talk about space topics with the artist, then you are welcome tomorrow, Saturday, August 18 from 17:00 to 20:00 to the Open Doors Day of the Copper Leg Residency, at the Rae schoolhouse on Wormhole road.

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

Gallery Present Company: https://www.present-co.com

Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/259155561363385