Interruption. Appearance and disappearance of man-made landscapes
Tammiku & Kohila
25.07. - 31.07.2021
The TAKKK Environmental Art Symposium introduces the possibilities and ability of environmental art to describe the relationship between the human and the environment.
During the symposium Austrian, Italian and US artists will create works inspired by the former industrial buildings and other man-made structures of the Kohila and Tammiku area.
Their installations will be exhibited in local industrial landscapes that require marking and attention.
The TAKKK Environmental Art Symposium provides the audience with an opportunity to (re)learn, (re)remember and value the history of the region, and participate in the revitalization of the former industrial landscapes.
On 28th of July there will be a moderated discussion led by invited environmental specialists, participating artists will be involved too. Topics will include environmental awareness and sensitivity in art, arts ability to change paradigms in relation to living environments, possible solutions to the problematic connections, channels of influence, between man and nature as well about the future.
You’re welcome to come and see and listen!
Do abandoned places remember people?
There is nothing eternal in this world. All life is in constant motion, at the mercy of life and death. This also applies to man-made landscapes and sites as well as layers of relationships and memories attached to them. Once centers of life, areas of cultural and environmetal value, production buildings, meeting points and road networks – everything disconnects, fades away, is forgotten and grown over after a certain number of breaths in history. Memories and (sites of) memory keep on flickering for a moment like halos of stellar explosions before dying away. Name is the last to disappear.
Curator Elo Liiv
Samuelle Green’s work has always been multidisciplinary and focused on nature’s interaction with the human-made world.
Researcher and nomadic creator
Elena Redaelli's practice lays on the sculpture and installation created through a deep relationship with a place and society.
Composer and sound artist
Michele Seffino works primarily on sound installations and time-based art.
In his artistic statement, Serkan Demir seeks to create a cultural map of impressions based on the political realities of the geography he inhabits.
Wherever Roger Rigorth finds himself in the tension of modern civilisation and environment, he is using his artistic ability's to get reconnected and resourced to natural processes.