Monday, June 20, 2011

15th meeting, Wednesday, June 29th

MoKS presents:
with Kiwa
Wednesday, June 29th
Eesti Rahva Muuseum, Tartu

Kiwa will introduce "metabor", a project, sound-art platform and series of events active in the period around 2001-04. "metabor" was the first Estonian sound-art and noise project/platform and series of events/temporary soundscapes in "peculiar" places (a former hospital, a steam icebreaker, the last analogue phone station, a soviet memorial etc). The aim was to bring together a few Estonian artists working with sound/silence at that time: Estonian modernism classic and kinetic art pioneer mr Kaarel Kurismaa, young noise-dj DJ Masin, avantgardist of Russian origin p0rt, low-tech experimentalist Martiini etc. "metabor" was organized by Ki wa & A nagu Alfa (A as in alfa aka Andres Lõo). In 2006 a book called *metabor. skidmark of the force before the shape* was published by Kurismaa & Ki wa as a project for the Ljubljana Print Trienniale.

Kiwa will show two movies about "metabor": Boreaalsolaarium, a documentary by Priit Pääsuke (DV, 21 min, 2005) that has never shown in public before and a VJ mix by British artist Lewis Bray.

KIWA (born 1975) – multidisciplinary artist, lives and works in Tartu and Tallinn. He actively explores and blends different media, from paintings and conceptual objects to total audiovisual environments. His artistic practices include painting, objects and sculpture, installation, video, performance, sound art, scenography, text, etc: all together functioning as a hypertextual research of meaning-making and cultural codes on different levels, collective and personal myths. KIWA is also active as a lecturer in the Estonian Academy of Arts (since 2006) and curator (since 1999), promoting interdisciplinary and research-based projects of the younger generation of Estonian artists. He initiated a series of multimedia events with a code name “Metabor” (2001–2004) and publication of an anthology of experimental literature “Kangelasema toitepiim – Tekstilääts” (Nutritive Milk of Mother Heroine – A Textual Lens, 2006). This year he also finished his first full-length documentary movie “Wariazone” (with anthropologist Terje Toomistu) about the Indonesian transgender phenomenon. He has participated in exhibitions since 1995, his last personal shows took place at Y-gallery (Tartu), Galerie Rivoli 59 (Paris) and Draakoni Gallery (Tallinn). Recent group shows and festivals include: NU Performance Festival and Kumu Art Museum (Estonia); Black Leather club and Manizales Theatre Festival (Colombia); Henie Onstad (Norway); The Kitchen, Yvon Lambert Gallery and Renaissance Society (USA); Tate Modern and Milch Gallery (UK); Stedelijk and DeAppel (Netherlands); Tseretely gallery and SKIF festival (Russia); Seccession and CAT/MAK (Austria), 1st Electronic Festival (Belorussia), Rivoli59 and Chateau de Tours (France) etc. Works in collections of Art Museum of Estonia, Tartu Art Museum, and private collections in Estonia, Europe and USA.

helikoosolek:tartu is a regular gathering for the exploration of sound in all forms.  The meetings comprise presentations, concerts, workshops, discussions, and field trips pertaining to sound and its consideration in art, music, architecture, ecology, philosophy, social and cultural interaction, and any other context that presents itself. Participants are encouraged to propose activities or discussions on topics of their interest, or to present projects of their own for feedback.  Sessions take place on the last Wednesday of each month, from 6-8pm at the Eesti Rahva Muuseum.

helikoosolek:tartu is organised my MoKS and supported by Eesti Rahva
Muuseum and Tartu Kultuurkapital.