KÄRT OJAVEE senise loomingu retrospektiiv MÄRZis / Retrospective of internationally emerging designer KÄRT OJAVEE

14 Nov


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Ainult 3 päeva – kolmapäev, neljapäev ja reede (16, 17 ja 18 november), iga päev 1400-2000!
Iga päev on kohal ka kunstnik ise, kes tutvustab oma eksperimentaalseid tekstiile ja disainilahendusi ning vastab küsimustele!

Lisaks NB! – neljapäeval, 17. novembril kell 1900 vestleb Ojaveega disainiuurija Kai Lobjakas

MÄRZil on väga hea meel teatada, et hetkeks on õnnestunud kiirelt rahvusvaheliselt karussellilt kinni püüda disainer Kärt Ojavee ning tekitada vaid kolmeks päevaks MÄRZ projektiruumi tema senise loomingu retrospektiiv.

Ojavee, kes on töötanud (inter)aktiivsete tekstiilidega aastast 2004, on keskendunud eksperimentaalsete installatsioonide ja disaini-ideede arendamisele. Tema lähenemise järgi ei pea tekstiil olema mitte midagi lõplikku ega staatilist – kardinad, seinavaibad, tapeedid ning miks mitte isegi üleriided on suutelised “elama”, nad võivad vaikselt muuta oma värvi ja mustrit, neid on võimalik panna isegi häälitsema ja liigutama. Nii ongi Ojavee loonud näiteks padjapüürid, millele ilmub päikespaistel nähtavale biomorfne organism; laudlinad, mille kogu peen muster tuleb nähtavale alles siis, kui see on pärast õhtusööki koos tekkinud veiniplekkidega pesumasinast läbi on käinud; padjad, mille sisse saab panna oma lemmikmuusikat või audioraamatuid jpm.
Ojavee tekstiilides toimuvad arengud leiavadki aset inimkeha puudutuse, soojuse, valguse jms keskkonda mõjutavate muutuste mõjul. Saades inspiratsiooni loodusest, organismide kasvamisest ja arenemisest keskkonnatingimuste mõjul, ilmuvad tema tekstiilidel nähtavale, kaovad või muudavad kuju loodusest inspireeritud biomorfsed vormid. “Ma lähtun biomimeetika põhimõtetest,” tunnistab kunstnik. “Kangad saavad nagu taimedki visuaalselt edasi anda mingeid muutusi keskkonnas, mida inimene ise ei märka, kuid mis mõjutavad vägagi meie elu.”
Ojavee, kes on Eesti kaasaegses kunstis-disainis üks huvitavamaid ja omanäolisemaid tegijaid, on edukalt imbunud ka rahvusvahelisse ringlusesse. Disaini-ideedest saavad prototüübid ja installatsioonid ja nii nagu innovaatilisem osa kaasaegsest disainist üldse, mängib ka Ojavee tootmise ja kunsti piirimail. Kuigi Ojavee tekstiilid võivad võtta efektseid installatiivseid vorme, on neil palju potensiaali jõuda näitustelt ja festivalidelt inimeste igapäevakeskkonda ning seda rikastada – äratada ellu erinevad pinnad, panna need liikuma, hingama, kasvama ja seeläbi suurendada inimeste keskkonna-teadlikkust nii otsesemas kui laiemas tähenduses. Praegu töötabki Ojavee koos Eszter Ozsvaldi (NYU, ITP) ja Centre for Biorobotics`i tekstiilidega, mis on mõeldud ooteruumidesse – projekti nimi on SymbiosisO ning see areneb liinil Tallinn-New York. “Pean oma tekstiilide kasutuskohana silmas ruume, kus inimesed on sunnitud pikka aega viibima – näiteks haiglapalatid, ooteruumid,” sõnab Ojavee. “Väga tihti on neil ruumidel lihtsalt valged või sinised seinad. Aga miks ei võiks neil seintel olla tekstiil, mis vaikselt, kuid pidevalt muutub, omaette “tiksub”?”.

MÄRZis eksponeerib Ojavee lisaks prototüüpidele ka oma varasemaid töid, mitte ainult lõpuni viimistletud tooteid, näidates publikule visandeid, katsetusi jms. MÄRZi väljapanek ei ole mitte niivõrd traditsiooniline isiknäitus, kuivõrd „avatud ateljee“, mis annab publikule võimaluse näha ideede kujunemist, küpsemist, vahe-etappe ning katsetusi; kunsti, tehnika, disaini, ideede, lõputute töötundide, rahvusvahelise koostöö ja palju muu kohtumist ja saamist „elavateks“ interaktiivseteks tekstiilideks.

Tekst Maarin Mürk, kasutatud Alo Lõhmuse artiklit Maalehes (http://www.maaleht.ee/news/uudised/elu/robotkardinad-haalitsev-seinavaip-ning-veiniplekke-armastav-laudlina.d?id=28936485)

Kärt Ojavee (sünd 1982)
– Eesti Kunstiakadeemia kunsti ja disaini doktorant
– Osalenud näitustel ja disainifestivalidel Eestis, Münchenis, Helsingis, Stockholmis, Londonis, Philadelphias, Shanghais, Reykjavikis jm.
– Järgmised suuremad ülesastumised – Borås (Ambience11), Hong Kongis (Siggraph Asia 2011), personaalnäitused Eesti Disaini- ja Tarbekunsti Muuseumis ja New Yorkis.
– Värskelt asutanud oma ettevõtte KO!

Tutvu kindlasti ka:
http://symbiosiso.com/
http://www.heatit.cc/
http://tikime.blogspot.com/
http://k-o-i.ee/

ja astu kontakti:
k2rt@piafraus.com

“… senise loomingu retrospektiiv” on MÄRZ-i projektiruumi näitusteseeria, mis lähtub Eestis olude sunnil puuduvast ateljeevisiitide ja avatud stuudio ürituste traditsioonist, seda eriti noorema kunsti puhul.

Tänud Margus Tamm, Paul Emmet

A retrospective of internationally emerging designer KÄRT OJAVEE

Interactive and smart textiles, sketches, experiments and more for only three days at MÄRZ project space – 16th -18th of November, 2pm – 8pm (Olevimägi 7, Tallinn)
The artist is present herself every day, ready to answer questions and provide explanations!
A special artist talk, held by design researcher Kai Lobjakas takes place on Thursday, 17th of November 7pm

Kärt Ojavee has worked with smart and interactive textiles since 2004 and is focused on experimental installations and the development of design-concepts. In her approach textile is not something fixed and static – curtains, tapestries and clothes are capable of becoming “alive” – they slowly change their colour and patterns, even moving and making sounds. Ojavee has created pillowcases that in sunlight start developing beautiful, complex biomorphing organisms; table cloths whose real pattern is revealed only after washing (so a red wine splash is not actually the end of it but the beginning of something completely new!); pillows into which you can insert your favourite music or audio book and listen to it from there. All these and many more smart and witty textile based products. Changes that happen with the textiles created by Ojavee are triggered by human touch, heat, light or other modifications of their environment. Behind the visually attractive, alluring aesthetics there is years of research, testing, experimenting with art and technology and inspiration from nature. The artist says that her textiles are like plants that are able to visualize the changes in the environment that a human being might not notice, but which are heavily influencing our daily lives.

Ojavee who is one of the most interesting emerging designers from Estonia has also exhibited at an international level. Her design concepts are prototypes and installations in the most innovative fields of contemporary design, Ojavee plays on the border of production, art and technology. Although she can create stunning installations with her interactive textiles, it is their potential to step up from a gallery/festival context and to enter into people’s daily lives that makes them highly interesting. Evoking surfaces, setting them moving, so that they would grow and evolve can raise people’s environmental-consciousness towards their immediate surroundings and also in a broader context. Ojavee’s current work, a project called “SymbiosisO” is a cooperation with Eszter Ozsvaldi (NYU, ITP) and the Centre for Biorobotics in New York and deals with waiting areas where people are forced to spend lots of time but which are usually alienating spaces with plain white or gray walls. So why couldn’t these spaces be covered with textiles that slowly change, due to touch, humidity or light changes in the room?

This three day special exhibition at MÄRZ project space presents not only finished products (many of which are currently in production in different parts of the world), but also the artist’s sketches, experiments, tests etc. It is not only a traditional solo-show but also an open studio, where you can meet the artist, ask questions and see the whole development process and get a look “backstage”. One will see a unique meeting of art, design, technology, endless work hours, innovation, international cooperation and more come “alive” with these interactive textiles.

Text by Maarin Murky, used Alo Lõhmus article from Maaleht (05.02.2010)

Kärt Ojavee (born 1982)
– The opportunities of using smart textiles in the living environment is the topic of her PhD thesis in the Estonian Academy of Arts.
– Recently she has started her own brand and company KO!
– She has been participating in exhibitions and design festivals in Estonia and abroad (Munich, Helsinki, Stockholm, London, Philadelphia, Shanghai, Reykjavik etc.)
– Future shows will take place in Borås (Ambience11), Hong Kong
(Siggraph Asia 2011), solo show in Tallinn (Estonian Museum of Applied Art
and Design) and New York.

For more information see:
http://symbiosiso.com/
http://www.heatit.cc/
http://tikime.blogspot.com/
http://k-o-i.ee/

contact her:
k2rt@piafraus.com

About exhibition format itself:
The “… retrospective exhibition” series is initiated by MÄRZ project space and it takes its departure point from the local situation where there is almost no tradition of studio visits, especially for emerging artists – studios can be afforded to have mainly more established artists. At the same time there is a constant demand for every artist to produce new works for solo- and group exhibitions – but where do all these works end up? The art market for contemporary practices in Estonia is quite modest, art institutions buying only a very small number of artworks produced in the scene. Being interested in an emerging artist’s portfolio, one must first make an effort and collect the first art produced over the years from different places where they were stored.
Taking such an ambitious and tongue-in-cheek title as “… retrospective exhibition”, this series helps an artist to collect all their work and create, for a concentrated period, an overview exhibition using the available space in MÄRZ project gallery. It can mark a watershed for the artist herself/himself and at the same time it is a good opportunity for critics-curators-audience-collectors etc to visit “the artists studio” and create direct contact with her/him and the artworks.

Many thanks to Margus Tamm and Paul Emmet!

See you at MÄRZ!
marzprojekt.wordpress.com

 

Näitust toetas ka / supported also by MOODNE VALGUSTUS!

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