Interruption. Appearance and disappearance of man-made landscapes
Tammiku & Kohila
21.08. – 30.08.2020
The TAKKK Environmental Art Symposium introduces the possibilities and ability of environmental art to describe the relationship between the human and the environment.
Symposium Curator Elo Liiv: There is nothing eternal in this world. All life is in constant motion, at the mercy of life and death. This also applies to man-made landscapes and sites as well as layers of relationships and memories attached to them. Once centres of life, areas of cultural and environmental value, production buildings, meeting points and road networks – everything disconnects, fades away, is forgotten and grown over after a certain number of breaths in history. Memories keep on flickering for a moment before dying away. Name is the last to disappear.
Interruption as transition, as the key to continuation that opens the doors of history and halts the natural process of nature taking over.
The question Can Abandoned Places Still Remember People? is looking for answers during the Environmental Art Symposium. The artists will stop the natural transformation of the former industrial facilities in the Kohila & Tammiku area and interrupt the disappearance of former landmarks from people’s memory landscapes for a moment.
Lilli Jahilo’s installation at the laundry house of Kohila paper factory seeks to evoke memories and create new perspectives as well as explore the technology and history of work clothes. The exhibitions centres around workers’ garments created in 2020 but based on authentic items found from the now closed paper factory in the summer of the same year.
Opening times of the exhibition at the laundry house of Kohila paper factory:
Sun 23.08 from 12 to15 / guided tour w Lilli
Thu 27.08 from 15 to 18
Fri 28.08 from 15 to 18
Sat 29.08 from 12 to 15
Sun 30.08 from 12 to 15 / guided tour w Lilli
More information about the symposium: en.takkksymposions.ee