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
Event location: https://goo.gl/maps/WnMUuDN76ZztNHVDA
Public transit from Tallinn: https://goo.gl/maps/BjWZo3zVh6aS8Ae3A
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 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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
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
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