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 Turkish and Swiss 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.
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 centres of life, areas of cultural and environmental 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 keep on flickering for a moment before dying away. Name is the last to disappear.
Interruption as transition, as the key to continuation that opens the doors of history and halts the natural process of nature taking over.
The question Can Abandoned Places Still Remember People? is looking for answers during the Environmental Art Symposium. The artists will stop the natural transformation of the former industrial facilities in the Kohila & Tammiku area and interrupt the disappearance of former landmarks from people's memory landscapes for a moment.
Curator Elo Liiv
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.
In his artistic statement, Serkan Demir seeks to create a cultural map of impressions based on the political realities of the geography he inhabits.