Grephic Design Exhibition “I Will Always Remember…”

06.12.2022

Grephic Design Exhibition “I Will Always Remember…”

Graphic design 3rd year BA students invite everyone to the opening of their exhibition I Will Always Remember… on Tuesday, 6 December at 5 p.m. 

The exhibition presents artworks that combine artificial and natural materials, resulting in a whole new world. Despite the wide spectrum of topics and personal points of departure, on closer inspection, the works have quite a bit in common.

Works are by Aleksander Alev, Elisabeth Järve, Emma Reim, Erik Merisalu, Karl Kevad, Katariina Kesküla, Katrin Kannu, Kaur Joonas Karu, Kertu Klementi, Csenge Kinga Kovács, Magnus Harjak, Steven Pikas.

The exhibition was created in the framework of a course supervised by Kaspar Sellin.

The exhibition is open on two days:
Tuesday, 6 December, 5–10 p.m.
Thursday, 8 December, 3–10 p.m.

Address: Tulika põik 4a, Tallinn

Find the Facebook event here. For more information, email sellin.kaspar@gmail.com

Posted by Andres Lõo — Permalink

Grephic Design Exhibition “I Will Always Remember…”

Tuesday 06 December, 2022

Graphic design 3rd year BA students invite everyone to the opening of their exhibition I Will Always Remember… on Tuesday, 6 December at 5 p.m. 

The exhibition presents artworks that combine artificial and natural materials, resulting in a whole new world. Despite the wide spectrum of topics and personal points of departure, on closer inspection, the works have quite a bit in common.

Works are by Aleksander Alev, Elisabeth Järve, Emma Reim, Erik Merisalu, Karl Kevad, Katariina Kesküla, Katrin Kannu, Kaur Joonas Karu, Kertu Klementi, Csenge Kinga Kovács, Magnus Harjak, Steven Pikas.

The exhibition was created in the framework of a course supervised by Kaspar Sellin.

The exhibition is open on two days:
Tuesday, 6 December, 5–10 p.m.
Thursday, 8 December, 3–10 p.m.

Address: Tulika põik 4a, Tallinn

Find the Facebook event here. For more information, email sellin.kaspar@gmail.com

Posted by Andres Lõo — Permalink

19.01.2023

The Art of Curriculum Planning: Introduction to the Curriculum Workshops

Dear curriculum leaders, lecturers, students and study specialists!

Teaching and study programs at EKA have received a very good evaluation from our graduates, but – keeping the curriculum at a very good level is a constant challenge. The curriculum in higher arts education is a comprehensive network of activities during which students shape their approach to creative practice. Designing learning paths and creating an inspiring learning environment in higher arts education is an art in itself. Questions like: what are the new approaches to the curriculum? How to create, find new and effective approaches to the formation of a creative practitioner? How to create a whole? Are waiting a response.

At EKA, we have conducted two curriculum analyses, from which we see the challenges at our curricula. Several curriculum teams have carried out systematic development in cooperation with the Department of Art Education, and based on this experience and in order to meet the challenges of curriculum quality, we have put together EKA curriculum development workshop program “The Art of Curriculum Planning”.

Therefore, we invite curriculum leaders, lecturers, students and curriculum support staff to participate in it.

The workshop will be supervised by Maria Jürimäe, lecturer in curriculum theory at the University of Tartu, and Anneli Porri, lecturer in art education at EKA.

The program will take place in two parts, it is important to join both of them:

1. introductory seminar – where we map the possibilities, educate the horizons;
2. practical curriculum workshops in faculties.

Participating in workshops provides practical help for curriculum management, curriculum development and analysis writing.

Let’s start with the introductory seminar “The Art of Designing a Curriculum” on Thursday, 19 January 2023 at 13.00-15.30, room A-501 (3 academic hours).

The aim of the seminar is to create a common understanding and find an agreement on the most important strategic learning goals of the ESA.

ENG will be provided if there is a need.

Please register to first seminar by January 10.

Posted by Kristiina Krabi — Permalink

The Art of Curriculum Planning: Introduction to the Curriculum Workshops

Thursday 19 January, 2023

Dear curriculum leaders, lecturers, students and study specialists!

Teaching and study programs at EKA have received a very good evaluation from our graduates, but – keeping the curriculum at a very good level is a constant challenge. The curriculum in higher arts education is a comprehensive network of activities during which students shape their approach to creative practice. Designing learning paths and creating an inspiring learning environment in higher arts education is an art in itself. Questions like: what are the new approaches to the curriculum? How to create, find new and effective approaches to the formation of a creative practitioner? How to create a whole? Are waiting a response.

At EKA, we have conducted two curriculum analyses, from which we see the challenges at our curricula. Several curriculum teams have carried out systematic development in cooperation with the Department of Art Education, and based on this experience and in order to meet the challenges of curriculum quality, we have put together EKA curriculum development workshop program “The Art of Curriculum Planning”.

Therefore, we invite curriculum leaders, lecturers, students and curriculum support staff to participate in it.

The workshop will be supervised by Maria Jürimäe, lecturer in curriculum theory at the University of Tartu, and Anneli Porri, lecturer in art education at EKA.

The program will take place in two parts, it is important to join both of them:

1. introductory seminar – where we map the possibilities, educate the horizons;
2. practical curriculum workshops in faculties.

Participating in workshops provides practical help for curriculum management, curriculum development and analysis writing.

Let’s start with the introductory seminar “The Art of Designing a Curriculum” on Thursday, 19 January 2023 at 13.00-15.30, room A-501 (3 academic hours).

The aim of the seminar is to create a common understanding and find an agreement on the most important strategic learning goals of the ESA.

ENG will be provided if there is a need.

Please register to first seminar by January 10.

Posted by Kristiina Krabi — Permalink

07.12.2022

Roundtable “Finding Leida”

Time: Wednesday, Dec 7 at 18:00

Place: A306, EKA

 

After publishing the first issue of Leida, Ruth-Helene Melioranski, Sean Yendrys, Kärt Ojavee and Tüüne-Kristin Vaikla are going to discuss the possible perspectives for the new journal. The roundtable will be moderated by Taavi Hallimäe.

 

The discussion is held in English.

Posted by Andres Lõo — Permalink

Roundtable “Finding Leida”

Wednesday 07 December, 2022

Time: Wednesday, Dec 7 at 18:00

Place: A306, EKA

 

After publishing the first issue of Leida, Ruth-Helene Melioranski, Sean Yendrys, Kärt Ojavee and Tüüne-Kristin Vaikla are going to discuss the possible perspectives for the new journal. The roundtable will be moderated by Taavi Hallimäe.

 

The discussion is held in English.

Posted by Andres Lõo — Permalink

08.12.2022

Photography Publication “Last Edit was Seconds Ago. BFO19”

The department of photography of the Estonian Academy of Arts presents a new publication Last Edit was Seconds Ago. BFO19 in EKA gallery at 18:00 on Thursday, December 8th, 2022.

The publication introduces the works of eleven BA students (BFO19) – Andra Junalainen,
Laura Ruuder, Ivor Lõõbas, Elo Vahtrik, Imbi Sõber, Meel Paliale, Markus Mikk, Joosep Kivimäe, Kertu Rannula, Jana Mätas, Laura Maala – who graduated from the Department of Photography at the Estonian Academy of Arts. The abbreviation BFO19 stands for the group of students who started their studies in the fall semester 2019.
The book includes a selection of images realized during their study period, exhibition views of graduation projects, short interviews with the students and an essay by Marge Monko, the professor of the department of photography.

The publication is designed by Alejandro Bellon Ample and Björn Giesecke who recently
obtained MA degree in the department of graphic design at EKA.

The discount price at the presentation will be 15 €, later 20 €.

Our gratitude goes to: Sean Yendrys, Laura Kuusk, Reimo Võsa-Tangsoo
Supporters: Hartwall Estonia, Põhjala Brewery

Posted by Andres Lõo — Permalink

Photography Publication “Last Edit was Seconds Ago. BFO19”

Thursday 08 December, 2022

The department of photography of the Estonian Academy of Arts presents a new publication Last Edit was Seconds Ago. BFO19 in EKA gallery at 18:00 on Thursday, December 8th, 2022.

The publication introduces the works of eleven BA students (BFO19) – Andra Junalainen,
Laura Ruuder, Ivor Lõõbas, Elo Vahtrik, Imbi Sõber, Meel Paliale, Markus Mikk, Joosep Kivimäe, Kertu Rannula, Jana Mätas, Laura Maala – who graduated from the Department of Photography at the Estonian Academy of Arts. The abbreviation BFO19 stands for the group of students who started their studies in the fall semester 2019.
The book includes a selection of images realized during their study period, exhibition views of graduation projects, short interviews with the students and an essay by Marge Monko, the professor of the department of photography.

The publication is designed by Alejandro Bellon Ample and Björn Giesecke who recently
obtained MA degree in the department of graphic design at EKA.

The discount price at the presentation will be 15 €, later 20 €.

Our gratitude goes to: Sean Yendrys, Laura Kuusk, Reimo Võsa-Tangsoo
Supporters: Hartwall Estonia, Põhjala Brewery

Posted by Andres Lõo — Permalink

26.01.2023

Graphic Design MA Program’s Online Open House

OOH_Landscape_1440x600
OOH_Landscape_1680x600

MA in Graphic Design
Online Open House
Thursday, 26 January 2023, 18:00–19:00h EET (local Estonian time)

We invite prospective students to join our Online Open House on Thursday, 26 January 2023, 18:00–19:00h EET. This will be an opportunity to hear more about the program, and ask questions. The event will be hosted by Sean Yendrys (current Head of Curriculum) and Rita Davis (current 2nd year MA student).

To register please fill in this form:
https://forms.gle/YH7QoScsbGEfEXAAA

Please register by Monday, 23 January, 18:00h.

A zoom-link will be e-mailed out to all registrants two-hours before the start of the event.

 

More information about Graphic Design MA programme. Admissions period: 1 Feb – 6 March 2023.

 

The visuals for the Online Open House are by 2nd year MA student Gréta Þorkelsdóttir.

Posted by Maarja Pabut — Permalink

Graphic Design MA Program’s Online Open House

Thursday 26 January, 2023

OOH_Landscape_1440x600
OOH_Landscape_1680x600

MA in Graphic Design
Online Open House
Thursday, 26 January 2023, 18:00–19:00h EET (local Estonian time)

We invite prospective students to join our Online Open House on Thursday, 26 January 2023, 18:00–19:00h EET. This will be an opportunity to hear more about the program, and ask questions. The event will be hosted by Sean Yendrys (current Head of Curriculum) and Rita Davis (current 2nd year MA student).

To register please fill in this form:
https://forms.gle/YH7QoScsbGEfEXAAA

Please register by Monday, 23 January, 18:00h.

A zoom-link will be e-mailed out to all registrants two-hours before the start of the event.

 

More information about Graphic Design MA programme. Admissions period: 1 Feb – 6 March 2023.

 

The visuals for the Online Open House are by 2nd year MA student Gréta Þorkelsdóttir.

Posted by Maarja Pabut — Permalink

06.12.2022

NO-THING: Theories and Urbanisms of the Void

Final review and zine launch

Welcome to the final review and launch of NO-ZINE #1: This is Not a Pizza, the final project of the Urban Studies studio NO-THING: Theories and Urbanisms of the Void.

The research studio critically examines the narratives of potentials and resistance that accompany the gaps, voids and wastelands of the city. Though the void at the heart of urban space appears to hold the promise of something public, shared and democratic, its “nothingness” also serves as a fertile ground for speculation. What might the contemporary valorization of nothing hold from the perspective that nothing is, in fact, something? Weaving science fiction, fake bootlegs, counterfeit ads, GAN prompts, and essays about entrepreneurs, swimming pools, and market stalls, NO-ZINE #1 investigates the contemporary city through the lens of its perceived other—its emptiness—to examine the processes and forces that shape the city today.

The final review will be followed by the launch of NO-ZINE #1: This Is Not a Pizza. A limited number of copies will be available for distribution.

Students: Christian Hörner, Jarþrúður Iða, Nabeel Imtaz, Carl-Magnus Meijer,  Luca Ritter,  Paul Simon, Nora Soo, Paula Viedenbauma

Final Critics: Maroš Krivý and Bettina Schwalm

Course tutors: Leonard Ma and Helen Runting

Graphic design support: Oliver Long

Posted by Andres Lõo — Permalink

NO-THING: Theories and Urbanisms of the Void

Tuesday 06 December, 2022

Final review and zine launch

Welcome to the final review and launch of NO-ZINE #1: This is Not a Pizza, the final project of the Urban Studies studio NO-THING: Theories and Urbanisms of the Void.

The research studio critically examines the narratives of potentials and resistance that accompany the gaps, voids and wastelands of the city. Though the void at the heart of urban space appears to hold the promise of something public, shared and democratic, its “nothingness” also serves as a fertile ground for speculation. What might the contemporary valorization of nothing hold from the perspective that nothing is, in fact, something? Weaving science fiction, fake bootlegs, counterfeit ads, GAN prompts, and essays about entrepreneurs, swimming pools, and market stalls, NO-ZINE #1 investigates the contemporary city through the lens of its perceived other—its emptiness—to examine the processes and forces that shape the city today.

The final review will be followed by the launch of NO-ZINE #1: This Is Not a Pizza. A limited number of copies will be available for distribution.

Students: Christian Hörner, Jarþrúður Iða, Nabeel Imtaz, Carl-Magnus Meijer,  Luca Ritter,  Paul Simon, Nora Soo, Paula Viedenbauma

Final Critics: Maroš Krivý and Bettina Schwalm

Course tutors: Leonard Ma and Helen Runting

Graphic design support: Oliver Long

Posted by Andres Lõo — Permalink

10.12.2022 — 05.02.2023

“On the Other Side of the Great Oblivion” in NART

The exhibition “On the Other Side of the Great Oblivion”, curated by Maria Helen Känd, will open at Narva Art Residence, exploring the feeling of emptiness and disconnection or being lifted into the air, brought about by forceful changes and movement from one phase of life to another.

Eike Eplik and Urmas Lüüs are known for their installational staging of the space, while Manfred Dubov and Angela Maasalu translate charged emotional states onto canvas.

The exhibition allows the viewer to perceive that everything happens in a constant state of in-betweenness. The present moment is split into two halves. We accommodate scenarios that are waiting to be fulfilled, offering a space for imagination and growing out of reach before they unfold and start to transform, decrease and warp once again. The uncanny, ritualistic, at times playful and somewhat humorous works strike a wedge into our consciousness. As the sharp blade of the sword falls behind us, the exhibition guides us through space-time continuums, within the reach of great powers, oblivion, reconciliation and dreams.

The title of the group exhibition is inspired by the Estonian poet Jaan Kaplinski’s poem from his collection “Raske on kergeks saada” (“It is Hard to Become Light”, 1982). The poetic self conveys a mystical experience of time and space, where the person has not yet received a time, a space or a name. For Kaplinski’s poetic self, the experience of the unknown is not one of misery or of a dark state of mind. On the contrary, letting go of the self brings enlightenment. Reaching the enlightened state, however, can be hard work, full of losses and renunciations.

The exhibition is opens 10 December 2022 at 4 pm and it stays open until 5 February 2023.

Opening times:
Thu, Fri 15.00–19.00, Sat 13:00–21:00, Sun 13.00–19.00

Learn more on Facebook

Graphic design: Henri Kutsar

Exhibition supported by: Cultural Endowment of Estonia, City of Narva, Water Fox OÜ 

The artists participating in the exhibition are EKA alumni and lecturers, and the curator Maria Helen Känd is a curatorial student at EKA.

Posted by Andres Lõo — Permalink

“On the Other Side of the Great Oblivion” in NART

Saturday 10 December, 2022 — Sunday 05 February, 2023

The exhibition “On the Other Side of the Great Oblivion”, curated by Maria Helen Känd, will open at Narva Art Residence, exploring the feeling of emptiness and disconnection or being lifted into the air, brought about by forceful changes and movement from one phase of life to another.

Eike Eplik and Urmas Lüüs are known for their installational staging of the space, while Manfred Dubov and Angela Maasalu translate charged emotional states onto canvas.

The exhibition allows the viewer to perceive that everything happens in a constant state of in-betweenness. The present moment is split into two halves. We accommodate scenarios that are waiting to be fulfilled, offering a space for imagination and growing out of reach before they unfold and start to transform, decrease and warp once again. The uncanny, ritualistic, at times playful and somewhat humorous works strike a wedge into our consciousness. As the sharp blade of the sword falls behind us, the exhibition guides us through space-time continuums, within the reach of great powers, oblivion, reconciliation and dreams.

The title of the group exhibition is inspired by the Estonian poet Jaan Kaplinski’s poem from his collection “Raske on kergeks saada” (“It is Hard to Become Light”, 1982). The poetic self conveys a mystical experience of time and space, where the person has not yet received a time, a space or a name. For Kaplinski’s poetic self, the experience of the unknown is not one of misery or of a dark state of mind. On the contrary, letting go of the self brings enlightenment. Reaching the enlightened state, however, can be hard work, full of losses and renunciations.

The exhibition is opens 10 December 2022 at 4 pm and it stays open until 5 February 2023.

Opening times:
Thu, Fri 15.00–19.00, Sat 13:00–21:00, Sun 13.00–19.00

Learn more on Facebook

Graphic design: Henri Kutsar

Exhibition supported by: Cultural Endowment of Estonia, City of Narva, Water Fox OÜ 

The artists participating in the exhibition are EKA alumni and lecturers, and the curator Maria Helen Känd is a curatorial student at EKA.

Posted by Andres Lõo — Permalink

08.12.2022

Conference: Defining Public in the Space

Mini-conference “Defining Public in the Space” will take place at the Estonian Academy of Arts on December 8th, 11 a.m. till 4 p.m.

The discussions will focus on the art in public space as a consideration of aesthetic and political decision-making and will discuss topics such as the responsibility of public space in shaping ethical values in society, the reflection of history, and the rights and freedom of author. Several international practitioners and experts in the field will give short presentations under the thematic blocks “Public Space as an Archive” and “Public Space and its Authors”.

The conference will take place within the framework of international collaborative project PARTGO. PARTGO is a joint programme of theoretical research and practical workshops between the Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA), the Dublin College of Art and Design (NCAD), the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME) and the Turku Academy of Arts (TUAS) focusing on the educational aspects of teaching public art. The project started in 2018 and named conference is one of its final events.

Registration form

Public Space as an Archive 

Mini-presentations(10-15 min) of each speaker, followed by moderated discussion (1h)

11:00 Opening words, Kirke Kangro

11:05 Andres Kurg

11:20 Linda Kaljundi

11:35 Marek Tamm                       

11:50–12:50 Panel discussion, moderator Kirke Kangro

13:00-13:30 coffee break (30min)

Public Space and it’s Authors

13:30 Eglė Grėbliauskaitė 

13:45 Villu Jaanisoo

14:00 Yoko Alender

14:15 Taavi Talve

14:30–15:30 Panel discussion, moderator Rebecca Duclos

Posted by Andres Lõo — Permalink

Conference: Defining Public in the Space

Thursday 08 December, 2022

Mini-conference “Defining Public in the Space” will take place at the Estonian Academy of Arts on December 8th, 11 a.m. till 4 p.m.

The discussions will focus on the art in public space as a consideration of aesthetic and political decision-making and will discuss topics such as the responsibility of public space in shaping ethical values in society, the reflection of history, and the rights and freedom of author. Several international practitioners and experts in the field will give short presentations under the thematic blocks “Public Space as an Archive” and “Public Space and its Authors”.

The conference will take place within the framework of international collaborative project PARTGO. PARTGO is a joint programme of theoretical research and practical workshops between the Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA), the Dublin College of Art and Design (NCAD), the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME) and the Turku Academy of Arts (TUAS) focusing on the educational aspects of teaching public art. The project started in 2018 and named conference is one of its final events.

Registration form

Public Space as an Archive 

Mini-presentations(10-15 min) of each speaker, followed by moderated discussion (1h)

11:00 Opening words, Kirke Kangro

11:05 Andres Kurg

11:20 Linda Kaljundi

11:35 Marek Tamm                       

11:50–12:50 Panel discussion, moderator Kirke Kangro

13:00-13:30 coffee break (30min)

Public Space and it’s Authors

13:30 Eglė Grėbliauskaitė 

13:45 Villu Jaanisoo

14:00 Yoko Alender

14:15 Taavi Talve

14:30–15:30 Panel discussion, moderator Rebecca Duclos

Posted by Andres Lõo — Permalink

05.12.2022 — 10.12.2022

Edith Karlson Scenography for “Cowbody”

Edith Karlson (EKA Sculpture and Installation BA and Contemporary Art MA) has created the scenography for Hanna Kritten Tangsoo and Sigrid Savie’s show “COWBODY/ Oh wow, it’s you!”, which will be premiered on December 5 at Kanuti Gildi SAAL.

COWBODY/ Oh wow, it’s you! engages with shifting focus from extraordinary to the habitual. Bringing together expectations and outcomes, it smoothes into a world where intimacy is exercised from a distance and sometimes only half a sentence is just enough. Sigrid and Hanna Kritten invite the audience to witness a hotpot of dance, sculpture, music and fitness trampolines where in a form of self-defense two bodies enjoy finding the struggle, or struggle to find joy.

Two rather young women. The voice between their thin lips sounds incredibly low. Their seemingly fragile, passive bodies gasp with intensity. They do not offer services but serve. Serving paradoxes, transformations and power. They are self-regulating, self-regenerating. Concrete and figurative. In life-size. They surprise and are surprised. They whisper roars. They play with domesticated forms – crawling, skipping – making the bushes go upside down. 

A very daily routine of believing in a moment where everything will be just fine. Belief that is somehow holding everything loosely together. You are a subject to forces you cannot understand that drive you apart. You are a real person. Don’t worry. The oxygen is flowing. So now you can finally let yourself go, can’t you?

You are maybe always on my mind.

Hanna Kritten Tangsoo is a Berlin-based choreographer and lighting artist. She studied dance at Viljandi Cultural Academy 2011-2014 and graduated BA Dance, Context, Choreography Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz/ HZT Berlin 2014-2017. During her studies at HZT she started to work as a theater technician at the university and thus came into contact with lighting design. In 2021 she participated in the ETC Electronic Theater Controls Ltd Fred Foster Student Mentorship Program International branch program. Hanna Kritten is one of the co-founders of Suddenly, a performing arts collective based in Berlin. Since 2017 Hanna Kritten has been a freelance artist in both dance and lighting.

Sigrid Savi is a freelance performing artist based in Berlin and Tallinn. She graduated choreography/dance teaching at Viljandi Culture Academy 2015. She has presented her first solo work Imagine There’s a Fish (Sōltumatu Tantsu Lava) in Glasgow, Riga, Berlin, Hammerfest, Kiev, Nuremberg and Vilnius. Savi presented her second solo work Pushing Daisies (Kanuti Gildi SAAL) at the International performing arts festival SAAL Biennaal 2019. Savi has collaborated with Jon Konkol on not this pillow fight in New York (Panoply Performance Lab) and Berlin (grüntaler9) and with Edith Karlson on Let’s get lost I know the way (Sōltumatu Tantsu Lava, Tallinn Art Hall) at Tallinn Art Hall.

Choreography: Hanna Kritten Tangsoo, Sigrid Savi
Music, sound design: Markus Daßau
Scenography: Edith Karlson
Dramaturgy: Ruslan Stepanov
Lighting Design: Hanna Kritten Tangsoo
Project management: Maarja Kalmre
Technical support: Henry Kasch
Co-producing: Kanuti Gildi SAAL, Hanna Kritten Tangsoo, Sigrid Savi
Supported by: Fonds Darstellende Künste aus Mitteln der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien im Rahmen von NEUSTART KULTUR Germany, Cultural Endowment of Estonia
Special thanks to: Heneliis Notton

Language no problem

Premiere on December 5th 2022 at Kanuti Gildi SAAL

Performance on December 6th will be followed by an artist talk led by Kai Valtna

Posted by Andres Lõo — Permalink

Edith Karlson Scenography for “Cowbody”

Monday 05 December, 2022 — Saturday 10 December, 2022

Edith Karlson (EKA Sculpture and Installation BA and Contemporary Art MA) has created the scenography for Hanna Kritten Tangsoo and Sigrid Savie’s show “COWBODY/ Oh wow, it’s you!”, which will be premiered on December 5 at Kanuti Gildi SAAL.

COWBODY/ Oh wow, it’s you! engages with shifting focus from extraordinary to the habitual. Bringing together expectations and outcomes, it smoothes into a world where intimacy is exercised from a distance and sometimes only half a sentence is just enough. Sigrid and Hanna Kritten invite the audience to witness a hotpot of dance, sculpture, music and fitness trampolines where in a form of self-defense two bodies enjoy finding the struggle, or struggle to find joy.

Two rather young women. The voice between their thin lips sounds incredibly low. Their seemingly fragile, passive bodies gasp with intensity. They do not offer services but serve. Serving paradoxes, transformations and power. They are self-regulating, self-regenerating. Concrete and figurative. In life-size. They surprise and are surprised. They whisper roars. They play with domesticated forms – crawling, skipping – making the bushes go upside down. 

A very daily routine of believing in a moment where everything will be just fine. Belief that is somehow holding everything loosely together. You are a subject to forces you cannot understand that drive you apart. You are a real person. Don’t worry. The oxygen is flowing. So now you can finally let yourself go, can’t you?

You are maybe always on my mind.

Hanna Kritten Tangsoo is a Berlin-based choreographer and lighting artist. She studied dance at Viljandi Cultural Academy 2011-2014 and graduated BA Dance, Context, Choreography Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz/ HZT Berlin 2014-2017. During her studies at HZT she started to work as a theater technician at the university and thus came into contact with lighting design. In 2021 she participated in the ETC Electronic Theater Controls Ltd Fred Foster Student Mentorship Program International branch program. Hanna Kritten is one of the co-founders of Suddenly, a performing arts collective based in Berlin. Since 2017 Hanna Kritten has been a freelance artist in both dance and lighting.

Sigrid Savi is a freelance performing artist based in Berlin and Tallinn. She graduated choreography/dance teaching at Viljandi Culture Academy 2015. She has presented her first solo work Imagine There’s a Fish (Sōltumatu Tantsu Lava) in Glasgow, Riga, Berlin, Hammerfest, Kiev, Nuremberg and Vilnius. Savi presented her second solo work Pushing Daisies (Kanuti Gildi SAAL) at the International performing arts festival SAAL Biennaal 2019. Savi has collaborated with Jon Konkol on not this pillow fight in New York (Panoply Performance Lab) and Berlin (grüntaler9) and with Edith Karlson on Let’s get lost I know the way (Sōltumatu Tantsu Lava, Tallinn Art Hall) at Tallinn Art Hall.

Choreography: Hanna Kritten Tangsoo, Sigrid Savi
Music, sound design: Markus Daßau
Scenography: Edith Karlson
Dramaturgy: Ruslan Stepanov
Lighting Design: Hanna Kritten Tangsoo
Project management: Maarja Kalmre
Technical support: Henry Kasch
Co-producing: Kanuti Gildi SAAL, Hanna Kritten Tangsoo, Sigrid Savi
Supported by: Fonds Darstellende Künste aus Mitteln der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien im Rahmen von NEUSTART KULTUR Germany, Cultural Endowment of Estonia
Special thanks to: Heneliis Notton

Language no problem

Premiere on December 5th 2022 at Kanuti Gildi SAAL

Performance on December 6th will be followed by an artist talk led by Kai Valtna

Posted by Andres Lõo — Permalink

06.12.2022

Urban Studies to Host Non-Zine Launch

Urban Studies will host a zine launch on Tuesday, December 6th at 7 p.m., presenting the final outcome of Urban Studies’ Studio 3. 

This semester, the students of the second year of Urban Studies have been dealing with the theme of “urban nothing”. What disappeared in this case is “the pizza from the box”, and a non-zine has been materialised, featuring individual contributions, inspired by various urban voids.

To celebrate the last studio ever of MUR21, Urban Studies Department is hosting a launch event to give everyone a taste. 

The boxes will be the first to inhabit the new “EKA Zine Library” – if you have any laying around that you might wanna add to the archive, bring it with you. 

Studio 3 was taught by Helen Runting and Leonard Ma.

Contributions by Nora Soo, Paul Simon, Jarþrúður Iða, Nabeel Imtiaz, Luca Liese Ritter, Christian Hörner, Carl-Magnus Meijer, Paula Veidenbauma

Posted by Andres Lõo — Permalink

Urban Studies to Host Non-Zine Launch

Tuesday 06 December, 2022

Urban Studies will host a zine launch on Tuesday, December 6th at 7 p.m., presenting the final outcome of Urban Studies’ Studio 3. 

This semester, the students of the second year of Urban Studies have been dealing with the theme of “urban nothing”. What disappeared in this case is “the pizza from the box”, and a non-zine has been materialised, featuring individual contributions, inspired by various urban voids.

To celebrate the last studio ever of MUR21, Urban Studies Department is hosting a launch event to give everyone a taste. 

The boxes will be the first to inhabit the new “EKA Zine Library” – if you have any laying around that you might wanna add to the archive, bring it with you. 

Studio 3 was taught by Helen Runting and Leonard Ma.

Contributions by Nora Soo, Paul Simon, Jarþrúður Iða, Nabeel Imtiaz, Luca Liese Ritter, Christian Hörner, Carl-Magnus Meijer, Paula Veidenbauma

Posted by Andres Lõo — Permalink