CITY PARASITES

installation programme

Tänavuse UIT festivali installatsiooniprogramm võtab luubi alla parasiitarhitektuuri. Vaatleme linna, mis suhtleb, reageerib, areneb ja kohaneb ja mille erisugused asukad moodustavad üheshingava ökosüsteemi. Selles süsteemis on kõigil oma roll.

Kuigi linnas kohtab enamasti planeeritud elemente, näeb ka teisi, mis on vargsi, justkui eikusagilt tekkinud. Tihti polegi selge, kust need sinna said ja kes need loonud on, me ei pruugi neid isegi märgata. Lähemal vaatlusel selgub, et taolised linnapuugid on end kavalalt hoonete ja ehitiste külge haakinud ning ei kavatsegi lahkuda. Taoliste linnaparasiitide loojad on aga sageli linnaelanikud ise, kes rohujuuretasandilt linnale uusi, seni puuduvaid funktsioone annavad. Nõnda omaloomingulisi elemente lisades on linnaruum üha rohkem oma elanike tegu ja nägu. Sestap võib ka arutleda, kas tegemist on ikka parasitismi või hoopis sümbioosiga.

UIT festivali parasiitarhitektuuri-teemalise installatsiooniprogrammi raames on loodud Tartusse 10 linnaparasiiti. Nii kohalikud kui ka rahvusvahelised kunstnikud on linna vaadanud n-ö parasiidi pilguga, otsides uusi eluvõimalusi ruumi puudu- või ülejäägis. Kunstnikud on osanud näha võimalusi võimatus – parasiidid on leidnud endale peremehe imekitsas ruumis hoonete vahel, mahajäetud tehasehoones, rohtukasvanud tiigis ja unustusse vajunud kinos. Linnaparasiidid on puistatud üle Tartu, mine otsi nad üles!

 

Installatsiooniprogrammist võtavad osa erinevate distsipliinide kunstnikud/grupeeringud ning tudengid ja Arhitektuurikooli õpilased. Osalevad järgmised kunstnikud: disainer ja parasiitarhitektuuri viljeleja Fernando Abellanas (ES), arhitekt ja installatsioonikunstnik Nuno Pimenta (PT), tehnoloogilise kunsti duo Varvara & Mar (EE/ES), disaini ja kohaloomega tegelev duo RaivioBumann (FI), visuaal- ja installatsioonikunstnik Flo Kasearu ja urbanist Andra Aaloe (EE), tekstiilikunstnik Eva Mustonen (EE) ja jätkusuutliku arhitektuuriga tegelev duo NOMAD Architects (LT).

 

Lisaks saavad võimaluse oma linnaparasiidid luua noored kunstnikud: animaatorid Roland Seer & Carol Schults (EE) ja arhitektuuritudeng Iiris Toom (EE), kelle ideed võitsid festivali avatud konkursi. 

 

Esimest korda võtavad osa ka Arhitektuurikooli Tartu osakonna õpilased (juhendajad Liis Uustal ning Madli Maruste). 

Participating artists

Eva Mustonen (1986) has lately been enchanted by a DIY aesthetic and vintage items which have inspired her grand room filling installations at different exhibitions. Mustonen is inspired by personal stories which she translates into the language of objects, handicraft and short stories. Recurring themes are home and handicraft (and their meaning), the experience of being a woman and the behind the scenes of making art.

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FERNANDO ABELLANAS (ES)

Fernando Abellanas is a designer and craftsman from Valencia, Spain. He left school at 18 to work as a plumber, but his interest in art and design led to learning the techniques on his own. For the past 14 years, Abellanas has been combining the work of a plumber, designer and craftsman - this has helped him to start his own business and finally dedicate to being a designer and artist.

He has been diving into personal artistic projects related to the city as a space for exploration, analysis and play. The theme that inspires him the most, is parasite architecture. 

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FLO KASEARU & ANDRA AALOE (EE)

Flo Kasearu (1985) and Andra Aaloe (1985) are creative practitioners from Tallinn. They have created many urban art projects both together and in different groups (Vabadusplakat (2008), Bassein (2010), Kunstjärjekord (2010), O (2011, 2019), Alerts (2016), Kostüümidraama (2017) etc). All their projects have been site-specific, weird and edgy and the search for the common ground between those three words is also the reason why Andra and Flo keep coming together to create more urban art. 

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NOMAD ARCHITECTS (LV)

NOMAD Architects (Marija Katrina Dambe (LV) and Florian Betat (DE)) is a small and young architecture office based in Latvia with a strong focus on sustainability.

 

The core idea of their architectural projects, ranging from small installations to family houses, is to combine design with sustainability and affordability. Also, they use these projects as educational tools which should help and encourage the wider public to focus on a transition to a circular economy.

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NUNO PIMENTA (PT)

Nuno Pimenta (Porto, 1985) develops a transdisciplinary practice which articulates art and architecture. His work focuses on the appropriation and subversion of common construction elements and techniques for the creation of social and political narratives.

In recent years he has developed works in a broad range of artistic fields such as temporary architecture, installation, public art, exhibition design and performance.

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RAIVIOBUMANN (FI)

RaivioBumann (Päivi Raivio (FI) and Daniel Bumann (CH)) works in the field of art and design in public space. Their background in community and public art and scenography direct their approach which they like to call re-choreographing public space. The collective processes their site specific art and design projects by choosing a frame from the environment and by continuing an imaginary story with a new layer in the form of an intervention or art work.

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VARVARA & MAR (EE/ES)

Varvara & Mar is an artist duo formed by Varvara Guljajeva and Mar Canet in 2009. In their practice, they confront social changes and the impact of the technological era. Artists have exhibited their art pieces in several international shows, such as at MAD in New York, FACT in Liverpool, Santa Monica in Barcelona, Barbican and V&A Museum in London, Ars Electronica museum Linz, ZKM in Karlsruhe, and more.

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IIRIS TOOM (EE)
selected from open call

Iiris Toom (1996) is an Estonian-born designer based in the United Kingdom. Reading for an MPhil in Architecture at the University of Cambridge, her work fuses local community, climate, and culture to give contemporary form to vernacular practices.

Iiris's project was selected through the open call. 

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ROLAND SEER & CAROL SCHULTS (EE)
selected from open call

Roland Seer (1987) and Carol Schults (2001) are animators working at Tartu Multifilm animation studio who are both interested in urbanism and architecture. Carol Schults graduated from Tartu Art School as a 3D artist-designer in 2021 and proceeded to work at Tartu Multifilm. Roland Seer who is the head of Tartu Multifilm has graduated from Animation Workshop in Denmark and has worked as a lecturer at the Estonian Academy of Arts, Tartu Art School and Tartu Art College Pallas. 

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ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL (EE)
students project

Architecture school is a school for little space magicians who learn how to create, look at and experience the environment around us with a fresh approach. After graduating from Architecture school a tree is no longer just a tree, or a corridor simply a corridor. The environment and the different objects in it acquire a new meaning for the pupils who experiment with the space and experience it through different exciting projects.  

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