dassemperdepot: Lab of Figurative Thought

28.05.2022 – 09.06.2022

Participating artists: Anita Kremm, Kristel Zimmer, Linda Mai Kari, Liisamari Viik and Estookin

Curator: Ene-Liis Semper

Location: Lai 31bureau, Tallinn, Estonia

Within the program TASE22

In autumn 2021, the Lab of Figurative Thought conducted an experiment on the theme of "beautiful/ugly". The experiment consisted of two tasks: to create a complete composition series, documenting a freely chosen section of the reality surrounding us. The second task was to "break down the complete series into individual elements and decide whether the impulse from each individual frame was "beautiful" or "ugly". In the course of the experiment, the participants discovered that judgment is never absolute, and one judgment is likely to include the results of all the previous judgments.


The various works presented pose questions such as: What kind of transition does skin as a body contour represent? What is memory? Is memory stored in people or in the space around them? To what extent is it possible to portray the individual narrowly by aesthetic choices? Where does associative thought begin? Et cetera.

The exhibition was a full scale video installation, consisting of 14 different video works.

dassemperdepot: BEAUTIFUL/UGLY

14.12.2021

Participating artists: Anita Kremm, Kristel Zimmer, Linda Mai Kari, Liisamari Viik and Estookin

Curator: Ene-Liis Semper

Location: EKA Gallery

In autumn 2021 Lab of Figurative Thought conducted an experiment on the theme of "beautiful/ugly". The experiment included two tasks. 
The first was to create a series of complete compositions by documenting a freely chosen section of the surrounding reality.
The second task was to divide the complete series into individual elements and decide whether the impulse from each individual frame was 'beautiful' or 'ugly'.

As a result in the gallery was shown three screen video installation, consisting of 20 different photo series.

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Group exhibition "WOMB/PANDEMONIUM"

13.01.2022 - 16.01.2022

Participating artists: Kristel Zimmer, Liisamari Viik, Linda Mai Kari, Anita Kremm, Estookin, Rebeca Rosalie Parbus, Heleen Rahel Ojasalu, Anett Aedla, Clara Jantson-Köstner, Ere Lee Kama

Curator: Mark Raidpere

Location: Kinomaja - Satge & Bar

„Just as the mother's womb is the ultimate shelter and protective fortress, it also has mercy on the monsters within, in our deep wells. As the warmth of the carcass fades, they gather strength, leaving us to contain them. And so it is that we seek the balance between silence and pandemonium, throughout the whole of life's arc.“ (Mark Raidpere)

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dassemperdepot: Campaigne 5 x 5 x 5

10.02.2021 - 15.02.2021

Participating artists: Anita Kremm, Kristel Zimmer, Linda Mai Kari, Liisamari Viik and Estookin.

Curator: Ene-Liis Semper

Location: EKA Gallery

The action "5x5x5" is the first creative exploration of the Lab of Figurative Thought, exploring different layers of meaning through deconstruction/body/space tasks.

During these five days, 5 students of the stenography department at the EKA Gallery worked for 5 hours each day under the eyes of an audience on different mask/deconstruction/body/space tasks, projecting the results of their work directly onto large screens on the gallery walls. The on-site (de)constructed characters also perform live performances.
The gallery was transformed into a studio space equipped with video and photographic equipment, which was reconstructed in the course of the activity to create the living environments needed for the different characters.

dassemperdepot: Mask and Facial Deconstruction

03.12.2019

Participating artists: Anita Kremm, Kristel Zimmer, Linda Mai Kari, Liisamari Viik and Estookin.

Curator: Ene-Liis Semper

Location: EKA Gallery

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