Secret Whistle in the Forest

25/10/2018 — 08/12/2018

The exhibition by Kristi Kongi and Mari-Leen Kiipli is inspired by light, shadow and the idea of blurring the boundaries between different life forms. With the painting installation by Kristi Kongi and video projection by Mari-Leen Kiipli the artists created a magical space where visitors could perceive life in itself, as a self-organized substantial network.

Kristi Kongi (1985) studied painting in Tartu, Tallinn, and Lahti, she currently lives and works in Tallinn. The central theme, material, and inspiration of Kongi’s art practice is colour. The visual language of her paintings, which are easy to define as examples of geometric abstraction, revolves around systemic studies of light and colour, being in particular analytic and organized.

Mari-Leen Kiipli (1988) studied photography in Tartu and Tallinn, did an exchange in Vienna and currently lives and works in Tallinn. Kiipli combines photography, video, and installation, she focuses on the cognitive qualities of spaces and situations. In her work, she closely observes her presence in specific environments and the functioning of the body’s memory.

The exhibition was accompanied by the public program with an artist talk, poetry reading and installation by poets Hasso Krull, Carolina Pihelgas and multimedia artist Martin Rästa and a colour dinner. The exhibition belonged to the side program of the festival Tartu Light (TAVA).

Exhibition views: Diana Tamane

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Exhibition view of  Secret Whistle in the Forest.

Exhibition Secret Whistle in the Forest. Detail view:

Kristi Kongi
Secret Whistle in the Forest
Painting installation, mixed media
2018

Exhibition view of  Secret Whistle in the Forest:

Kristi Kongi
Secret Whistle in the Forest
Painting installation, mixed media
2018

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Exhibition view of  Secret Whistle in the Forest:

Kristi Kongi
Secret Whistle in the Forest
Painting installation, mixed media
2018

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Exhibition view of  Secret Whistle in the Forest:

Mari-Leen Kiipli
Fish that swallows the Earth. Particles that dance in the sun rays
Video in two chapters
10′ 15”
2018

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Exhibition view of  Secret Whistle in the Forest:

Mari-Leen Kiipli
Fish That Swallows the EarthParticles That Dance in the Sunrays
Video in two chapters
10′ 15”
2018

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Exhibition view of Secret Whistle in the Forest:

Mari-Leen Kiipli
Fish That Swallows the EarthParticles That Dance in the Sunrays
Video in two chapters
10′ 15”
2018

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Video still:

Mari-Leen Kiipli
Fish That Swallows the EarthParticles That Dance in the Sunrays
Video in two chapters
10′ 15”
2018

Video still:

Mari-Leen Kiipli
Fish That Swallows the EarthParticles That Dance in the Sunrays
Video in two chapters
10′ 15”
2018

Video still:

Mari-Leen Kiipli
Fish That Swallows the EarthParticles That Dance in the Sunrays
Video in two chapters
10′ 15”
2018

Video still:

Mari-Leen Kiipli
Fish That Swallows the EarthParticles That Dance in the Sunrays
Video in two chapters
10′ 15”
2018

Exhibition view of  Secret Whistle in the Forest:

Kristi Kongi
Secret Whistle in the Forest
Painting installation, mixed media
2018

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Exhibition view of  Secret Whistle in the Forest:

Kristi Kongi
Secret Whistle in the Forest
Painting installation, mixed media
2018

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Exhibition Secret Whistle in the Forest. Detail view:

Kristi Kongi
Secret Whistle in the Forest
Painting installation, mixed media
2018

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