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ARSTIST IN RESIDENCY AT PÜHA VAIMU SAAL 2012-2013-2014-2015-2016



Kanuti Gildi SAAL will start a new series of residency called currently RESIDENT 2012/2013. Together with new series we open a space Püha Vaimu SAAL which is compared to our activity at Pikk street an alternative step. The space is small, but it is still a black box. At the beginning of every month one artist is invited to Püha Vaimu SAAL to concentrate, develop his mind, investigate and to test ideas. There are no limits to styles and types. Spectators are invited to come and learn about the artists in residency during the whole month. How exactly the dialogue between artist and audience will take place will appear during the concrete residency. Series is supported by Cultural Endowment of Estonia.

 

There is a rumour that Alissa is made of smoke and perhaps we don't really know whom we are talking about.
But I must say that is not true!
Alissa Šnaider, born in Tallinn in 1985, is an artist, choreographer and performer. Currently Alissa obtained MFA diploma at Sandberg Institute (Amsterdam).

NB! Various showings will take place during the month, keep an eye on our website!

Follow the residency blog: http://pyhavaim.blogspot.com/ 

Follow the residents at Facebook: Püha Vaimu Saali resident

 


ARTIST IN RESIDENCY at Püha Vaimu SAAL in FEBRUARY 2016

 

“While my strategy to satisfy my need for attention has been holding everlasting monologues on stage as speaking my mind out, others have found much easier way. They have done the same without the support of Cultural Endowment and performing arts institutions. Distanced from Estonian culture policy. Speaking straight into the camera honestly what's on the heart and then uploading it on web.
Vlog monologues a'la – how I woke up today, how to exit broken relationship as a winner, how to recognize your true self, is it boring today or not, how things really are etc - have received millions of clicks. All the vlogs of course haven't... Often I am their first viewer...
But not always are my performances packed with audience as well... Mostly not... And as with vlogs I don't know who will come to see the show and what the ones who come really see. Is it really art or rather mad artist who would like to stand out somehow? It all feels very similar familiar...
But maybe I have been working with the wrong medium? Maybe really a vlog is a way to be? Or not to be... At last? To figure it out I will be spending the whole February at Püha Vaimu SAAL. Perhaps not all alone... Marko Raat promised to lend a camera...”

The choreographer Mart Kangro lives and works in Tallinn. After dancing for several years at the Estonian National Opera, he dedicated himself solely to his own artistic work, in which he often performs himself. Since that time he is closely associated with Kanuti Gildi SAAL. Mart Kangro has collaborated continously with Thomas Lehmen, Christina Ciupke, also with the composer and soundartist Taavi Kerikmäe and ensemble U:, with whom he has been investigating the role of the performer in contemporary live music. Recently he has created two performances for the theatre NO99 in Tallinn.

 

Information about the residency: www.saal.ee, www.pyhavaim.blogspot.com

Residency is supported by: Eesti Kultuurkapital


 

 

ARTISTS IN RESIDENCY at Püha Vaimu SAAL in NOVEMBER 2015: LIIS VARES

 

Task: There is a character in the room. She lives bodily inside your head, your thought space. She enters the room on 1 November to arrive, to be formulated. What is the potential and result of this step?

Guiding questions for the road: How to move along with time? Where is here and now? Who/What determines direction? What can be looked past of? Where can mistakes be done? What can be entered? What shapes a contemporary body? Is it possible to formulate contemporary thought? Is there a difference between good and bad form? Can a thought exist outside of the form? What is the meaning of body? Where is the story?

Solution: an open entry and exit in the form of a showing on November 29 at 18:00 in Püha Vaimu SAAL. The visitor, kindred spirit and personal trainer of the residency is Gerlinde Roidinger (DK).

Liis Vares is a performer and choreographer who thinks that world consists of small things that are left unnoticed, things that can be ignored. She doesn't like to separate different forms neither in art nor in life. She enjoys the transformation and movement from one to another: how matter reveals itself through performer's body in space and time. Liis Vares is one of the young artists-residents of Kanuti Gildi SAAL’s 15th season.

Showing: 29.11 18:00. Public showing is for free.

 

Residency in Facebook


Video interview


Information about the residency: www.saal.ee, www.pyhavaim.blogspot.com
Residency is supported by: Cultural Endowment of Estonia

 

 


 

ARTISTS IN RESIDENCY at Püha Vaimu SAAL in SEPTEMBER 2015: MARIA METSALU

 

During the residency, Maria will be working on a new solo " Fuchsia", where the focus is set on the production of persona, reconfiguration and (self) voyeurism through the virtual filter and social media. In " Fuchsia" the body seems to disintegrate when mirrored through the beholder's gaze, oscillating between states of pleasure, indifference and suffering. It presents the desire to take
charge in the design of one's subjectivity and body image in relation to fashion, post internet design and visual culture. Artist explores the fabrication of the body as a character and as a
brand and the loneliness which this self-exposure has led to.

 

Maria Metsalu is an Estonian choreographer and performer, currently based in Amsterdam and
studying at SNDO. She creates mainly solo works with an interest in the production of her own persona, self-mythologisation and autopoiesis. Exploring physical and virtual realities, social exchange and transformation are important aspects of her research. She forms her identity
through fabricated female characters, exposing them in virtual and social media with an aim to bring those characters to life in a physical performance. During recent years her interest has shifted from stage work towards visual art and video.

 

Residency in Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/puhavaimusaali.resident

Video interview - https://vimeo.com/138230390

Public showing in in English and for free.

Information about residency and showings www.pyhavaim.blogspot.com & www.saal.ee
Supported by: Cultural Endowment of Estonia

 

 


 

ARTISTS IN RESIDENCY in MARCH 2015 at Püha Vaimu SAAL: TWISTED DANCE COMPANY

 

Püha Vaimu SAAL becomes a lab, where politics does not matter, where there is room for ideas and experimenting while creating something new. The aim is to slow down, analyse the move- ment structure, dynamics and the state of body after new experiences. The residency is record- ed by live camera mediating the situation online without filters or any cuts. For the spectator it will be like a reality-show, offering an insight into the life of dancers, into what creating a dance performance means. For Twisted it will act as a journal to analyse and look back on.


During the second and fourth week, dance pro- fessionals are included to the process to apply ideas with others and to see what will change and how will the participants be influenced.  On Saturdays, before showings, Twisted will host open classes. Choreography or dancing correctly are of no importance, the main thing is to let go and allow your body to move freely.


Since 2007 Twisted Dance Company has been one of the innovative dance groups in Estonia. Group is focused on street dance, but other art forms like music and fashion are also added. Known for theatrical signature and mixing dance styles, Twisted has introduced itself in foreign countries, with eccentric performances. Their full-length performance “NOX” co-pro- duced by Kanuti Gildi SAAL was accompanied by audience success.

 

Residency in Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/puhavaimusaali.resident


Video interview -https://vimeo.com/121019284


Public showings for free.

Information about residency and showings www.pyhavaim.blogspot.com & www.saal.ee
Supported by: Cultural Endowment of Estonia

 


 

 

ARTISTS IN RESIDENCY in JANUARY 2015 at Püha Vaimu SAAL: HENRI HÜTT & TAAVET JANSEN

 

For January, the position of artist in residency in Püha Vaimu SAAL will be hijacked by Henri Hütt and Taavet Jansen with the aim to forward it to other artists. The month is divided into four weekly sessions that are filled by specialized dance artists, experimenting with the pre-production stadium. The purpose of these residencies is to develop ideas into the level from which one can start dealing with actual production. Four weeks equals four artists/pairs/groups. All sessions come down to public showings.

Hütt and Jansen are freelance artists who have been coworking within MIMproject format. It is an interdisciplinary event series that connects different artists creating performances and audiovisual installations. Previously they have co-created the performance „BABES" performed in Kanuti Gildi SAAL. In the context of this residency they are interested in encouraging the choreographers who have enquired their degree to create their own independent work. How do recent graduates of choreography studies, make their way into the world of practicing artists and what can be done by the currently active artists for the next generation? January's residency offers young artists a chance to work with their ideas, offers the space and works on finding a better contact.

 

Video interview  https://vimeo.com/115633134

 

Residency in Facebookis - https://www.facebook.com/puhavaimusaali.resident

 

Public showings are for free!

 

Information about residency and showings www.pyhavaim.blogspot.com & www.saal.ee
Supported by: Eesti Kultuurkapital


 

ARTIS IN RESIDENCY at Püha Vaimu SAAL in OCTOBER 2014: VERONIKA VALLIMÄE

 

Veronika will take time and chance to deal with things that would be pleaseant to the brain, at the same time to the body, that at the same time wouldn't do any harm, but in general would elate her to be nicer person. To the one who is the favourite person tomorrow, the future belongs, the time and possibilities to deal with determination only with those things that would be pleaseant to the brain, at the same time to the body, that at the same time wouldn't do any harm, but in general would elate them to be nicer people. An egoistic wish like this. World changing. Of course.

Veronika Vallimäe is a freelancer, choreographer, ballerina, dancer, performing artist, director, model, trainer, pioneer, event manager. Has studied in Tallinn's Ballet School, in Tallinn University and Estonian Art Academy.


Video interview: https://vimeo.com/107468324

 

Information about residency and showings www.pyhavaim.blogspot.com & www.saal.ee
Supported by: Eesti Kultuurkapital

 


 

ARTIST IN RESIDENCY at Püha Vaimu SAAL in SEPTEMBER 2014: ALISSA ŠNAIDER


"To be right, means also to be wrong, means to contain a slight error and only through mistakes and errors something or someone will be truly real."  
D. Kharms

The project is rooted in Daniil Kharms' writings. By the action of collision he would make an attempt to cleanse words of their ‘'normal'' meanings and ‘'undress'' the objects from their functions and uses. ‘'Charms and other incidences‘'  uses mistakes and errors as a main constructive principle. Main method for making is based on Šnaider's analyses of Kharms' takes on absurd writing and applying these methods to the bodies and to the voices of performers. REcoding Kharms.
Silence. The writing is moving toward silence. Is this writing? Yes. Is this a performance? It is a performance. A performance on the subject of writing. Nothing is happening. Nothing could have happened. Because nothing is there. I could have started the writing like that: Once there was nothing. Or: Once there was everything, at the same time.

On Thursdays beginning with 11.09, the studio doors are open and the artist has invited Anders Härm, Aaron Schuster (USA), Perrine Bailleux (FR), Renzo van Steenbergen (HOL) as guests.

Public showing for free.

 

Video interview: https://vimeo.com/home/myvideos

 

Information about residency and showings www.pyhavaim.blogspot.com & www.saal.ee
Supported by: Eesti Kultuurkapital


 

ARTIST IN RESIDENCY at Püha Vaimu SAAL in MAY 2014: CHUNGIN HAN MINJUJUI 


 

ARTIST IN RESIDENCY at Püha Vaimu SAAL in MARCH 2014: kad noir

 


ARTIST IN RESIDENCY in NOVEMBER 2013 at Püha Vaimu SAAL: EVI PÄRN - Power of media

 

During the residency Evi Pärn will invite different guests to discuss and experiment the subject associated with the influence, reflection and propaganda of media. Is there a joint media field in Estonia or are we dealing with a double standard? Does the information shared by the media vary in different languages? What is a public opinion and how is it created on a daily basis? What is freedom of speech and does is exist in our media?

 

Evi Pärn is a multimedia artist who recently graduated from the Estonian Academy of Arts with a Master's degree in New Media Arts (under the Fine Arts department).Over the past few years she has been interested in creating works that are about communication and relation and problems related to these topics. This does not only concern communication between people but also communication between society and environment. One of the key questions to her as a media artist is the power of media, its ability to communicate and the responsibility of its choices. She is mainly using topics that reflect reality and the problems that she sees around her or that are strongly related to her and her perception. Beyond New Media she is interested in other art forms such as performing arts, visual media, contemporary theatre, animation, activism and documentary.

 

Photo: Katja Lastotskina

 

Video interview: https://vimeo.com/78607481 

 

Public showings:

08.11 / 21:30 visitor Olga Privis

15.11 / 22:30 visitor Eva Labotkin

22.11 / 21:30 visitor Artjom Astrov

29.11 / 19:30 visitor Kaia Otstak

 


ARTISTS IN RESIDENCY in OCTOBER 2013 at Püha Vaimu SAAL: NELE SUISALU & TAAVI SUISALU - SOUNDING BODY  

 

Nele: voice is a body part, a part of the body - its extension and prolongation. Is it possible - and how would it be - to transform the "transition" from movement to voice and vice versa into almost "unnoticeable"?

Taavi: sound is movement and movement is sound. Actually, they seem to be two different manifestations of one and the same event. Is it possible to create situations in which we perceive them as inseparable?

 

We are experimenting in Püha Vaim with the human body as a potential sound generator and manipulator. On one hand, whilst it is in touch with its surroundings, on the other, using it as an input to a process where its inner vibrations get transformed into something perceivable in space. We also explore the communicative aspects of sound: considering voice as a link between inner selves and outer space and, in a broader sense, looking at relationships (either semiotic or physical) between sound and its environment.


Nele uses her body as a tool and an instrument, takes interest in the voice and its range. Currently active as a free-lance dance and vocal artist in France.

nomadact.com

 

Taavi works with sound and technology, either in an experimental way and/or in a performative situations.

taavisuisalu.com

 

Video interviewhttps://vimeo.com/75909218#at=0 

 

Public showings:

11.10 / 19:30 Showing 1

18.10 / 18:30 Showing 2: HEARTCORE PRESENTS BODYLESS PERFORMANCE

29.10 / 21:30 Showing 3

 


ARTISTS IN RESIDENCY in FEBRUARY 2013 at Püha Vaimu SAAL: DORIS FELDMAN & KRISTINA-MARIA HEINSALU

 

Who: Doris Feldmann

What: small pearls of everyday life

How: live hard

Who: Kristina-Maria Heinsalu 

What:picking moves from street, floor and life

How: minimalistic

It's hard to follow emerging thougths.Because there are so many. Flying in from every open door, I am loopingly repeating „so cool ideas!" myass they are cool. Just maša alike more is more doesn't give any break and I just don't know how to say „no" to this russian style vs hip thing. So I am trying to find a solution to the pseudo that has been created, because otherwise paranoid geek won't get any sleep nad Maša hatez dark circles. To prevent further damage, I will became the lab bunny.The bunny says:"No-one know about me the fact I just want to use/abuse the audience. Three things I hate are poor artists, second-hand creativity and 0-classes. The moment of absolute beauty appears when You notice me exactly the same moment I see You and we look in the eyes and feel  resemblance and out of place at the same time and then everything goes by the script."

 

Video interview: https://vimeo.com/59075369 

 

Public showings:

15.02 / 19:30 showing: love is in the air edition

20.02 / 18:00 2. showing: PUNANE VAIP

27.02 / 19:30 3. showing: musta mulda näkku

 

   


ARTISTS IN RESIDENCY in JANUARY 2013 at Püha Vaimu SAAL: MAI SÖÖT & TIINA SÖÖT - Fireplace and organ

 

We have no idea, what is the result but we try to surprise ourselves with electric fireplace. "Small Light" is not only a elegant piece of furniture but also a preheater, a nightmare that you are on stage and go with the flow, sit on a random tram and drive, pedals and all the effects are functioning but the upper row does not work.There is planned electric organ and electric fireplace and a story how they sit on the wrong busses but still to the same leg. 

 

Tiina Sööt is active in the fields of performing and visual arts. At the moment she is studying in MA program of Performing arts at Estonian Art Academy, she has also studied performative arts at Fine Arts Academy of Vienna and has BA in ecology/theatre science from University of Tartu. 

Mai Sööt has studied interdisciplinary arts (Estonian Art Academy, MA) and painting (Tartu Art College). She is performance artist who has previously been more active in visual arts. She directs, performs and makes exhibitions. Her solo performances of recent years are „Vampiirema", „Püha Maria", „Ekstaas" etc.

Mai and Tiina Sööt have been sisters from 1986. In summer 2012 premiered their first collaboration performance "Nagu maasikas karu perses".

 

Video interview: https://vimeo.com/56982272

 

Public showings:

29.01 / 20:00 3rd showing

22.01 / 20:30  2nd showing

15.01 / 19.00 1st showing & opening of exhibition PUPP/KANAL

*Opening hours of exhibition: 16.01- 27.01 / 15:00 - 21:00

 

In media:

Kanuti gildi residentkunstnikud Mai ja Tiina Sööt - Reet Varblane, Sirp 07.02.2013

Jalutuskäik galeriides - Andri Ksenofontov, Sirp 25.01.2013

Yle TV1 uudised - Jussi Mankinen 24.01.2013 (alates 22:00) 

 

   


ARTISTS IN RESIDENCY in SEPTEMBER 2012 at Püha Vaimu SAAL:  KAIE OLMRE-HÜTT & PIIA PEETERSOO - Angels and Heroes

 

Video interview: https://vimeo.com/48954469

 

Public showings:

11.09 / 19:30 INGLID ja KANGELASED teema 1:  Kohtume Linnuteel

14.09 / 19:30 vertikaalstart: INGLID JA KANGELASED

20.09 / 21:30 INGLID JA KANGELASED: EXTRA!

24.09 / 19:30 INGLID JA KANGELASED "Mängime Vähemalt Kolm Lugu"

30.09 / 16:00 INGLID JA KANGELASED viimane showing

 

   


ARTISTS IN RESIDENCY in MARCH 2012 at Püha Vaimu SAAL:  MAIKE LOND & KAJA KANN

 

During March the resident at Püha Vaimu SAAL is Maike Lond. Lately her thoughts have been twirling around the war. Or rather around the fact that it is not a subject for us, Estonians. She has red various blogs and searched the backround. All of that in English because our soldiers do not write. Now it is time to use a residency period to take a closer look. She has invited Kaja Kann to the process to think along. But war and soldiers is not the only interesting theme. Women in the best age also need to deal with the sex issues. Lets see where it leads us.

 

During four weekends they invite the audience to the process hoping for a discussion between Kaja and Maike and also between audience and performers. It also might happen that sometimes we do not speak and will listen to music instead. Or listen to somebody to singing. You can see the process on its way.

 

Previously mentioned themes are not to provoke but to have something real for a starting point.

 

I WON'T REST UNTIL I FORGET ABOUT IT

Estonia is in war, in fair and square way

I am not bothered

3000 men have been in mission

to give us peaceful sleep

we are not bothered

in war, you start to hear voices

much sharper than earlier

in war, you start to understand sounds

continuous zip, bang, rustle fading out

we are not bothered

the moment you start to think, all goes wrong

you doubt and you'll make an error

restart is not an option

between you and your life there is nothing

but we are not bothered

13000 stand in a perfect line

moment of silence, with heads bowed

door closes, plane takes off

this is how I want to go

then I won't be bothered 

 

Maike Lond is a musician, interdisciplinary artist, has graduated ArtScience in Hague Royal Academy. Belongs to MIMproject team, has participated in Von Krahl Theatre project "Is There Life After Capitalism?" and in performances "Unistuste Vabariik", "PostUganda" and "King Kong ja teised pisiasjad".

http://maike.lond.interfaculty.nl/index.html / http://www.mimproject.org/  

Kaja Kann is self-taught freelance performing artist. Has worked together with united dancers of ZUGA, OMAtsirkus, Dance theatre FINE 5, Von Krahl Theatre, VAT Theatre, Mart Kangro, Martinš Eihe, Juha Valkeapää. The residency in March is her first collaboration with Maike Lond.

www.zuga.ee

 

Video interview: http://vimeo.com/37963484

 

Public showings:

07.03 / 19:30 Kaja Kann ja Maike Lond vaatavad dokfilmi "Operation Homecoming. Writing the wartime experience" (2007) ja ootavad huvilisi kaasa mõtlema

09.03 / 19:30 Basic notions about War / PUBLIC SHOWING

17.03 / 19:30 made in estonia maraton 2012: After the War / PUBLIC SHOWING II

24.03 / 19:30 Quo Vadis? / Kuhu edasi? / PUBLIC SHOWING III

31.03 / 19:30 CATCHING SWAN WITH AN AXE / PUBLIC SHOWING IV

 

       


ARTIST IN RESIDENCY in FEBRUARY 2012 at Püha Vaimu SAAL:  KATRIN ESSENSON

 

During February the resident in Püha Vaimu SAAL will be Katrin Essenson, who after long time is again working on solo performance, the theme of investigation is intellectuals.

 

Katrin Essenson is a curator and performer who has created performances since 1998. Her works have been shown in Estonia, Europe and USA. Besides other works she initiated with Liina Keevallik festival on different art forms called May Lily Days (www.kirbutsirkus.com) and in collaboration with Raul Keller experimental sound environment Lokaalraadio and radiophonic festival Radiaator (www.lokaalraadio.ee).

 

Video interview: http://vimeo.com/36331173 

 

Public showings:

10.02 / 22:00 "raadioballett"

20.02 / 19:30 serial works try out nr 2 "raadioballett vol.2. - the matter of timing"

27.02 / 19:30 seeria nr 3- raadioballett alapealkirjaga "kommentaaridega & kommentaarideta"

28.02 / 19:30 seeria nr 4 - stand up draama - artistic talk

29.02 / 19:30 seeria nr 5 ...unfinished symphony...



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