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Equilibrium Delay

24/01/2020 — 07/03/2020

Curators: Kulla Laas (EE) and Kaisa Maasik (EE)
Exhibition design: Kaisa Sööt (EE)
Graphic design: Aleksandra Samulenkova (LV/NL)

The artist films exhibited in the international group show all share a continuous aspiration toward balance. The focus is on body and movement, particularly the limbo between losing and finding one’s balance. The characters portrayed are bound in their states of pursuit, a lingering mood of uncertainty.

The techniques, rhythms and devices exposed with the works share a common part in momentum – inertia or impetus, which could mean both losing and beginning something, a test of strength, a process of growth. It is a drive to compete; not necessarily to defeat an opponent, but rather to test boundaries so as to gain an understanding of oneself and how to be together, to achieve synchronicity.

The spatial set-up of the exhibition is based on the timed presentation of the works, which directs the movement and gaze of the exhibition visitor, and allows for an active viewing. The installative framework also brings the personal stories of the works physically closer to the viewer.

PUBLIC PROGRAM:
7/3/2020 at 3 pm Martiini impro „parlanks“
25/1/2020 at 3 pm Curatorial tour with Kaisa Maasik and Kulla Laas

The exhibition is supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia, the City of Tartu, the Department of Photography at the Estonian Academy of Arts, BioMari OÜ, Pühaste Brewery and Salibar OÜ.

Exhibition views: Kaisa Maasik

Exhibition views
Press/Publications

Meelis Oidsalu reportage as exhibition guard
Eesti Ekspress. 26.02.2020.

Photo reportage in Echo Gone Wrong

Kulla Laas: Kutsume ellu näitused, millest puudust tunneme
Liina Raus’s interview with “Equilibriul Delay” curators Kulla Laas and Kaisa Maasik. err.ee

 

 

 

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Exhibition view of Equilibrium Delay

Photo by Kaisa Maasik

Exhibition view of Equilibrium Delay

Photo by Kaisa Maasik

Exhibition view of Equilibrium Delay

Photo by Kaisa Maasik

Exhibition view of Equilibrium Delay

Photo by Kaisa Maasik

Exhibition view of Equilibrium Delay

Photo by Kaisa Maasik

Video still of:

Alex Reynolds
This Door, This Window
HD video , 36m 12s
2017

In This Door, This Window, dancer Alma Söderberg and musician Nilo Gallego create an intense duet investigating the boundaries of the individual in a relation. Where do ‘I’ end and does ‘we’ begin? How can we live together with our personal rhythms? How do we influence, steer or manipulate each other? How do we find or lose each other? – Karen Verschooren

Dancer: Alma Söderberg Musician: Nilo Gallego

 

Video still of:

Alex Reynolds
This Door, This Window
HD video , 36m 12s
2017

In This Door, This Window, dancer Alma Söderberg and musician Nilo Gallego create an intense duet investigating the boundaries of the individual in a relation. Where do ‘I’ end and does ‘we’ begin? How can we live together with our personal rhythms? How do we influence, steer or manipulate each other? How do we find or lose each other? – Karen Verschooren

Dancer: Alma Söderberg Musician: Nilo Gallego

Video still of:

Garrett Brown
The First Steadicam® Test Shots
Video, 2m 50s
1974

Steadicam is a brand of motion picture camera stabilizer mounts invented by Garrett Brown. It separates the operator’s movement from the camera, allowing for smooth motion while shooting, even when moving over irregular surfaces. The first films shot with Steadicam premiered on cinema screens in 1976, with the releases of Rocky, Marathon Man and Bound for Glory.

The video presented at this exhibition is a demo reel of this revolutionary technology, presenting the camera movement Steadicam could enable, shot by Brown himself with the first working prototype.

Video still of:

Garrett Brown
The First Steadicam® Test Shots
Video, 2m 50s
1974

Steadicam is a brand of motion picture camera stabilizer mounts invented by Garrett Brown. It separates the operator’s movement from the camera, allowing for smooth motion while shooting, even when moving over irregular surfaces. The first films shot with Steadicam premiered on cinema screens in 1976, with the releases of Rocky, Marathon Man and Bound for Glory.

The video presented at this exhibition is a demo reel of this revolutionary technology, presenting the camera movement Steadicam could enable, shot by Brown himself with the first working prototype.

Video still of:

Garrett Brown
The First Steadicam® Test Shots
Video, 2m 50s
1974

Steadicam is a brand of motion picture camera stabilizer mounts invented by Garrett Brown. It separates the operator’s movement from the camera, allowing for smooth motion while shooting, even when moving over irregular surfaces. The first films shot with Steadicam premiered on cinema screens in 1976, with the releases of Rocky, Marathon Man and Bound for Glory.

The video presented at this exhibition is a demo reel of this revolutionary technology, presenting the camera movement Steadicam could enable, shot by Brown himself with the first working prototype.

Video still of:

Gerda Nurk
A Game Without Sides
HD video, 4m 10s
2019

A situation without compromise – a need to dominate, to win. 

A victory and an end, which greets yet another beginning – and a new game begins, guided by a familiar soft inner dialogue.

Camera: Fidelia Regina Randmäe Sound: Tristan Rebane, Sarah Elizabeth Johnston
Voiceover: Sarah Elizabeth Johnston
Fencer: Irina Embrich
Support: Kristiina Kams, Irem Fencing, Doris Tääker

Video still of:

Gerda Nurk
A Game Without Sides
HD video, 4m 10s
2019

A situation without compromise – a need to dominate, to win.

A victory and an end, which greets yet another beginning – and a new game begins, guided by a familiar soft inner dialogue.

Camera: Fidelia Regina Randmäe Sound: Tristan Rebane, Sarah Elizabeth Johnston
Voiceover: Sarah Elizabeth Johnston
Fencer: Irina Embrich
Support: Kristiina Kams, Irem Fencing, Doris Tääker

Video still of:

Simon Faithfull
Going Nowhere 1.5
HD video, 8m 39s
2016

The third in a trilogy of works that now spans 20 years, the film Going Nowhere 1.5 by Simon Faithfull again shows a figure that seems locked in a Sisyphean quest – a recurring element for the author. A small sand-island in the North Sea is filmed from a drone as the tide gradually eats away at its coast. A tiny figure walks purposely around its edge, spiralling inwards as the waters rise. The island finally becomes a dot of dry sand before eventually vanishing beneath the waves. The figure is gone.

Video still of:

Simon Faithfull
Going Nowhere 1.5
HD video, 8m 39s
2016

The third in a trilogy of works that now spans 20 years, the film Going Nowhere 1.5 by Simon Faithfull again shows a figure that seems locked in a Sisyphean quest – a recurring element for the author. A small sand-island in the North Sea is filmed from a drone as the tide gradually eats away at its coast. A tiny figure walks purposely around its edge, spiralling inwards as the waters rise. The island finally becomes a dot of dry sand before eventually vanishing beneath the waves. The figure is gone.

Video still of:

Simon Faithfull
Going Nowhere 1.5
HD video, 8m 39s
2016

The third in a trilogy of works that now spans 20 years, the film Going Nowhere 1.5 by Simon Faithfull again shows a figure that seems locked in a Sisyphean quest – a recurring element for the author. A small sand-island in the North Sea is filmed from a drone as the tide gradually eats away at its coast. A tiny figure walks purposely around its edge, spiralling inwards as the waters rise. The island finally becomes a dot of dry sand before eventually vanishing beneath the waves. The figure is gone.