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
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Open Doors Day / Sara Pontecorvo & Richard Eigner

Sunday, December 15, 2019
3:30 pm – 6:00 pm Open Doors Day at Copper Leg Residency
16:00 Opening of the Sara Pontecorvo exhibition
17:00 Richard Eigner audio installation and live performance

Sara Pontecorvo (ITA)
Sara Pontecorvo is an Italian artist with a Master’s degree from the RUFA Academy in Rome.
She works mainly with various graphic techniques and painting, using these mediums to study transformative processes and for the creation of organic images.
At Copper Leg Residency, she works with a series of drypoint prints inspired by the atmosphere and surroundings of Vaskjala village.

Richard Eigner (AUT)
Richard Eigner is a sound artist, percussionist & composer living and working in Vienna and Linz, Austria.
He is working mainly in the fields of experimental acoustic music and multichannel electronic compositions and installations that investigate acoustic phenomenons. His doctorate work “Denoising Field Recordings. The Denoising of Noise” was dealing with removal processes in the sound domain.
During the Copper Leg Residency, he aims to work on field recordings in the Vaskjala area, that will be featured in a multi-channel sound installation. Materials, such as styrofoam half balls, transducers, little bells might also be a part of the final outcome.
The new work will be presented with the extension of an improvised drum concert.

Richard Eigner is supported by i-Portunus & Linz Kultur

Artist webpage: http://richard.ritornell.at
Supported by: https://www.i-portunus.eu

The event is supported by Tanker Brewery

See you on Sunday!

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Public transport: https://goo.gl/maps/n1LTDMc9EcEDqNLX9
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Open Doors Day / Seulgi Kang

Saturday, November 23, 2019
3:30 pm – 6:30 pm Open Doors Day at the Copper Leg Art Residency
4:00 pm Seulgi Kang – Performance Art / Screening

Seulgi Kang (KOR/GBR)
Seulgi Kang is a performance and installation artist born in South Korea, she is living and working in London.

Her works deal with breaking down the simplicity and complexity of the ‘every day’. It communicates an understanding of a transitory feeling that she has experienced throughout her life as an artist, woman, and stranger in her surrounding reality. She is questioning her environment, balance and power relations, the rules that for her seem to have already been granted by default.

The sensual work Seulgi Kang creates during the Copper Leg Art Residency reflects a wide range of emotions that correlates to surroundings (specific objects) in the ‘space’ of the individual (people). Her works are ultimately deeply philosophical but hopefully self-revealing for the viewers as well.
See you on Saturday!

Artist webpage: https://seulgikang.com

Supporter: Tanker Brewery

Event location: https://goo.gl/maps/6dGAE3mzerP2
Transit: https://goo.gl/maps/B5D1KpFeAM6VZYUcA
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Üle Heli Festival & Soeine Bac

Soeine Bac (Canada)
Born in South Korea, Soeine is a Canadian performance artist. She merges visual art, sound art, and dance in a form of performative action. In these site-specific performances, she incorporates movement, objects, sound, and space. Improvisation plays a crucial role in her work, driving her process of merging with space in spontaneous movement and sounds.
Her intention is to remove the conventional separation of sound from movement by using them both during the performance. The movements will be generated in the context of sounds that naturally arise during the performance. She is not, precisely speaking, a sound artist, but a performance artist exploring sound for her movement in the context of Sound Art. This is what makes her work different from most sound artwork.

During her residency at Copper Leg, she will create a site-specific improvised performance “No Man’s Land”. In this performance, she will dance to consecrate the space that belongs to no one. She wants to imagine No Man’s Land as a place where we can find true humanity, outside the conflicts created by ideologies. Here, survivors who refuse to fight can care for one another, no matter what side they used to belong to. It is a place where men stand in their purest existence, as animals striving to survive, neither evil nor angelic.

Artist homepage: https://soeine.info/

Artist supported by: British Columbia Arts Council

“No Man’s Land” will be on display at the Rae Schoolhouse on Sunday 20 October as part of the Üle Heli festival. On the same evening, more performers will follow: LIEVEN MARTENS MOANA (be), VERA DVALE (no), GATESLEEPER (ee), TAAVI SUISALU (ee), FLIGHT CRASH INVESTIGATION (ee).

Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/891650224540482/

There are many more exciting performers on the festival schedule!

Festival Schedule:
http://www.ule-heli.ee/programm/

Open Doors Day / Tamar Lewinsohn & Anastasios Veloudis

Sunday, September 22, 2019
3 pm – 6 pm Open Doors Day at the Copper Leg Art Residency
4 pm Opening of the exhibition by Tamar Lewinsohn & Anastasios Veloudis.

You are welcome to visit the Copper Leg Art Residency this Sunday and open our new residents’ exhibition at Rae Schoolhouse.

Tamar Lewinsohn (ISR)
Tamar is an Israeli artist who focuses on photography as her primary medium.

Her work explores the manual aspects within the photographic medium and the relationship between photography, printmaking and drawing.

Tamar is currently working on an ongoing photographic project “NOTHING IS TEMPORARY” during her residency at Copper Leg. This project explores the basic elements of photography in search of poetic meaning and potential.

The paper and print are heavily concerned as an integral part of the work. She is interested in finding new ways of exploring the printmaking process in the darkroom which will emphasize the unique aspect of a singular copy within the photographic medium.

https://www.tamarlewinsohn.com/

Anastasios Veloudis (GRC/GBR)
Anastasios Veloudis is an Greek origin interdisciplinary designer and visual artist working and living in London. He studied fine arts, structural engineer design, graphic design and received his master’s degree in digital media arts from the University of Brighton.

His art practice has been constantly drawn towards abstraction and non-literal, metaphoric forms working with a variety of tools, from acrylic and paper collage to photography and video. Duality is ever-present in his work – combining dynamic geometrical shapes with organic free-flowing forms as a result of action painting.

During the Copper Leg Residency, he is exploring the potentials of found and discarded materials from around the area with which he is intended to create a new visual narrative. The creative process is a perpetual effort to take advantage of any spontaneous, irrational outcome arising from his practice in order to transmute it to a source of inspiration.

www.veloudis.net

See you on Sunday!

Supporter: Tanker Brewery
Event location: https://goo.gl/maps/6dGAE3mzerP2
Public transport: https://goo.gl/maps/gshzx8HHKevFocxB9
Website: https://copperleg.rae.ee/

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
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Bartosz Janczak / Sculpture opening

Friday 28 July
18.00 Opening of Bartosz Janczak’s Sculpture in front of Rae Culture Center
18:30 Introduction of Bartosz Janczak’s art at the Rae Culture Center

Bartosz Janczak
Bartosz is a designer with a decade of experience, recently escaping from the computer screen into public spaces, where he’s creating sculptures. He is originally from Poland, but lives and works mostly in London.
His structures are inspired by military defense structures, brutalist architecture and eastern block monuments. His objects are aggressors, they are tearing apart the air with it’s edges, other times they are bonded in a deadlock. Visually his art is very raw in it’s approach and posture. Heavy, blocky shapes interact with each other, intertwined in light and soft-spoken compositions. Always white, gives the audience a resemblance of antique in an almost spiritual experience.

During a stay at Copper Leg Art Residency, he is focused on creating a monument of devotion for the new world’s society. Inspired by mythology and a vast variety of Estonian beings, deities and legendary heroes he decided to create an altar responding to moods of modern civilization and it’s abstract world of manufactured needs.

Kim Jurek
Friend of Bartosz, half-Catalan, and semi-German, lives and works near Barcelona. Kim is also a sculptor, but this time supporting friend Bartosz as an assistant and engineer of his sculpture built during Cooper Leg Residency. Kim mainly is focusing on his art on working with wood, metal, and stone.

Everyone is welcome to open the sculpture at the Rae Cultural Center on Friday 18.00!

Supporters: Baltic Steel Center OÜ, Kero Trading OÜ, Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Tanker

Event location: https://goo.gl/maps/9g1Ea3AoT9BNK2Y28

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Open Doors Day / Alexander Kamelhair + Art Group Vedelik

Saturday, May 11, 2016
15:00 – 18:00 Open Doors Day at Copper Leg Art Residence
15:00 Art group VEDELIK (LIQUID) Spring Exhibition opening
16:00 Alexander Kamelhair – Opening of land art object opening

We invite you to participate in the opening of the Spring exhibition
by artist collective Vedelik at the Rae School House and the opening of Alexander Kamelhair’s land art object in the vicinity of Rae School House.

If the weather favors, we will continue at the Rae School House yard with a picnic and under the guidance of the artist collective Vedelik with sports games. Everyone will bring picnic food and drinks for themselves.

Art group Vedelik (EST)
Vedelik (Eng. Liquid) is one of the longest-lived art groups in Estonia’s contemporary art scene. The name selection meeting was held in 1995 at the Pegasus Cafe, with four participants. Since then, the group has regularly issued magazines and calendars, organized performances, meetings with interesting people, sports competitions, courses, meetings, trips, etc. In addition, music has been made (a disc for Liquid Electronics) and the group has also taken part in weddings (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7zVUXhbFHo). Spring, autumn and other exhibitions have also been regularly held. In foreign relations, two main directions have been presented – Finnish and Irish. Group membership is diverse, innumerable and fluid.

Alexander Kamelhair (EST / USA)
Alexander is a metal artist from the United States of America, Texas. His work is largely material and process-based. He is particularly interested in the physical properties of materials and comparing their qualities with conceptual and formal negative space. Existential and ontological problems are a recurring motif in his practice.
He is currently finishing his MA studies at the Estonian Academy of Arts in Tallinn, where his work is inspired by research on the relationship between object-oriented ontology, alchemical practice, and Jungian psychology. Recent projects make very specific technical reference to traditional Estonian woodwork.
At Copper Leg Art Residency he is preparing a piece of land art “Five Railroad Sleepers Dreaming on a Gravel Bed”. Aesthetically, this work refers to works by American minimalists and site-specific artists such as Donald Judd and Carl Andre.

Artist website: http://www.alexanderkamelhair.com

Event location: https://goo.gl/maps/6dGAE3mzerP2

Open Doors Day / Hugo Nascimento & Valentina González exhibition opening

Friday 03.05.2019
18.00 – 20:00 Open Doors Day at Copper Leg Art Residency
18:30 Hugo Nascimento (Brazil) & Valentina González (Colombia) exhibition opening

You are welcome to explore the Copper Leg residency space and to participate in the experimental photo exhibition opening at the Rae School House!

Hugo Nascimento
The artist and art educator Hugo Nascimento is from Brazilian Amazon. He started his researches on photography in 2007, in past years, Hugo has dedicated his journey to develop his own unique handcrafted photographic methods. At Copper Leg he is experimenting the possibilities that the Estonian nature offers to the photographic process. The images used by the artist are from South America (Brazilian) court archives and Hugo carries them on paper using Estonian organic materials.

Valentina González
Valentina is an artist from Medellín – Colombia, she’s currently studying at the University of Antioquia. Her work is about acknowledging nature and landscape through chemical and experimental photography. At Copper Leg Art Residency she chose to observe the transformations in Estonia’s natural landscape in the springtime using handcrafted cameras, keeping the gaze in the meaning of light in these spaces.
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_valentinagh/

Event location: https://goo.gl/maps/6dGAE3mzerP2
Copper Leg Art Residency: http://copperleg.rae.ee

Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day

28.04.2019, 12: 00-16: 00 at the Copper Leg Art Residency

Sunday, April 28, we celebrate World Pinhole Photography Day at Copper Leg Residency. We build our own cameras, take pictures with them and develop them. All enthusiasts are welcome, participation is free.

Supervisors: Valentina González (Colombia) & Hugo Nascimento (Brazil)