Taavi Suisalu creates cultural-ecological contexts that operate on technical, metaphorical, and poetical levels at the same time. His work takes the form of interactive installations, performative situations, and curatorial endeavors that combine traditional and contemporary sensibilities while activating spaces for imaginative encounters. Suisalu balances artistic and scientific approaches, studio, and fieldwork. His practice is influenced by contemporary social phenomena and their connections to technological developments, with a focus on social beings’ behavior, perception, and thinking.
Taavi Suisalu has exhibited work at Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM), Tallinn; Bozar, Brussels; and Le Lieu Unique, Nantes, among others.
Residents from Estonia
Cornelia Herfurtner utilizes wood as material and relief as form. Her work often portrays everyday objects on portable shields, taking inspiration from West-Germany legal history, where these objects were negotiated as so-called protective weapons. Herfurtner’s practice raises and answers questions such as “What does it mean for society if the defensive moment of protecting oneself is understood offensive? To protect themselves, what practices of caring for oneself and others do people develop? What is the role of public space in this?”
Cornelia Herfurtner has exhibited work at after the butcher, Berlin; very project space, Berlin; and Mélange, Cologne, among others.