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 

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 / 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

Copper Leg Art Residency Winter/Spring Residency Artists Joint Exhibition

Saturday 05.06.2021 – 15:00

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

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, Maarja Mäemets, Eugenio Marini

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

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.

Artist’s website: https://ulvihaagensen.weebly.com/

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

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