2019 is special! A very special year. We will host 7 production residencies for WasteArt project from February till the end of April. In May we host exchanges with Lithuanian Composers Union and Künstlerhaus Lukas. For June, July and August we offer self-funded residencies and will take time to think how, why and for whom to run residency at all. So if you want to know how to be our very special AIR of the spring- summer of 2019 then you can find it out HERE
Mikael Hansen "Take a look at yourself"
14 art projects selected for the Artistic creative Reuse Campaign “NOT out of sight, NOT out of mind”. They will be included in the travelling exhibition which will travel through Latvia and South of Estonia in two-years period
The artistic creative Reuse Campaign “NOT out of sight, NOT out of mind”, aimed at general public, will use the capacity of contemporary art and the diversity of artistic practices to increase public awareness toward waste produced by human activities. The focus of the campaign will be the traveling art exhibition “NOT out of sight, NOT out of mind”, containing of 14 artworks developed by artists from Estonia, Latvia and abroad. The exhibition will showcase artists’ interpretation of the waste problem to increase public awareness of consumer material waste issues and resource efficiency.
On behalf of the WasteArt project and our affiliated partners, we are pleased to announce the following projects:
Through an international open call, a total of 138 project proposals were received from all corners of the globe by the November 15th deadline. An international jury of the following curators and experts reviewed the submissions and selected 14 projects: representative of Rucka Residency Center Līna Bērziņa (LV), Zero Waste expert Santa Krastina (LV), art historian Kaspars Vanags (LV), curator Indrek Grigor (EE), Zero Waste practitioner Maryliis Teinfeldt (EE), activist and organiser John W. Fail (US/ FI), curator Paavo Kroon (EE) and artist- organiser John Grzinich (US/ EE). The jury selection process focused on the criteria set forth in the guidelines of the open call and the perceived capacity of the artists based on their work history as well as projects that rely on a diverse range of media to communicate the campaign message, from photography, installation and sculpture, to sound, fashion and VR. The selected projects will be developed in production residencies at MoKS (http://moks.ee) in Estonia and Rucka (http://rucka.lv/) in Latvia, the outcome of which will be shown in the traveling exhibition “NOT out of sight, NOT out of mind”. The exhibition is being scheduled for public locations across six locations in Latvia and Estonia, with the opening of each location marked by a communication event.
This campaign is one component of the larger WasteArt project that involves six partners from Estonia and Latvia, who have joined forces to increase awareness and work on changing people’s habits toward more environmentally friendly behavior concerning the waste reduction, re-use, and recycling. IES (Institute for Environmental Solutions), MoKS (artist residency centre), Tipu Nature School, ZAAO (Waste management company), Vidzeme planning region, Võru and Põlva municipalities are working together throughout 2018-2021. WasteArt will use the capacity of contemporary art and the diversity of artistic practices to increase public awareness of the vast amounts of waste produced by human daily activities Artistic creative Reuse Campaign “NOT out of sight, NOT out of mind” ; as well as through the introduction of Waste Audit approach the WasteArt project will promote the Waste 3R in kindergartens and schools.
“Reuse of Waste through Arts and Crafts” (WasteArt) No. Est-Lat65, is funded by ERDF, INTERREG V-A Estonia – Latvia Cross-Border Programme and co-funded by project partners. This article reflects the views of the author. The managing authority of the programme is not liable for how this information may be used.
Guna Dātava (IES) firstname.lastname@example.org
Evelyn and John Grzinich (MoKS)
CALL FOR ARTISTIC WORKS
Calling all artists, architects, photographers, designers and creative activists... let us think beyond sculptural works. This is not simply an exhibition but also an informative awareness campaign that uses art to carry an important message.
What this is about
“NOT out of sight, NOT out of mind” is a creative information campaign that aims to increase public awareness of consumer material waste issues and resource efficiency in today’s society. “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” has become a public mantra in recent years when confronting the personal and environmental impact of surplus waste (plastic, paper, metal, glass packaging). Despite sizable and complex threats like climate change and pollution, material waste is something we can relate to and take action towards in our everyday lives. Some of the questions we wish to address with this campaign include: What does material waste mean and how do we confront it? How can we best comprehend the scale of the material waste problem? What role can everyday citizens play in the waste management process? What kinds of creative solutions are available for the management and reuse of material waste?
“NOT out of sight, NOT out of mind” will take the form of a traveling exhibition of 14 selected artworks/projects displayed in 6 different high visibility public locations (mostly outdoor) across northern Latvia and southern Estonia. The exhibition is carried out in the frame of the WasteArt project, a cross-border cooperation between associated partners in the region. Project proposals are open to all creative disciplines including visual/sound artists, sculptors, photographers, designers and architects. Projects may be carried out by individuals or small teams from Latvia, Estonia and abroad. The opening date for the first exhibition is currently set for May 1st, 2019. Each opening in a new location will be marked by a public communication event emphasizing the message of the campaign.
The call is open to international artists, however out of 14 total selected projects a minimum of 7 projects will be selected from Latvian and Estonian applicants.
Conditions for selected projects of the “NOT out of sight, NOT out of mind” campaign
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The call is a part of the project “Reuse of Waste through Arts and Crafts” (WasteArt) No. Est-Lat65, which is funded by ERDF, INTERREG V-A Estonia – Latvia Cross-Border Programme and co-funded by project partners. This invitation reflects the views of the authors. The managing authority of the programme is not liable for how this information may be used.
Aitäh kõigile fantastilistele kandideerijatele. Meil oli väga raske valikut teha aga selleks korraks oleme assistent- majavaimu leidnud.
Meie uus majavaim on Tuuli Tsahkna ja ta toimetab MoKSis ajavahemikus
Tuuli töökohustuste hulka kuulub:
From April 11-13, 2018 MoKS hosted first year students of Interior Architecture from the Estonian Academy of Arts for an intensive workshop on sound and listening by John Grzinich. Working with the crossovers between sound and architecture has been an active topic since 2011 when MoKS was a co-organizing partner for Tuned City Tallinn. Topics included, sound and the environment, soundscapes, spatial perception, architectural acoustics, performativity and sound design. As is often the case, Mooste provided a suitable backdrop and environment in which to explore (we were lucky with the weather too). Photos by Evelin Kruus and John Grzinich.
MOKS 2016 Yearbook is available for viewing or downloading at ISSUU.
The yearbook was compiled and edited by Evelyn Grzinich with the help of John Grzinich and many of the artists themselves. The layout and design was done by Agnieszka Pokrywka.
At MoKS basement.
Clay workshop for those who want to make ceramics independently is available on Thursdays from 5pm until 9pm. For additional information call Piret Uus +372 5665 8117
Serigraphy facilities available for artists-in-residence. Also serigraphy workshops, by Evelyn Grzinich. For additional information call +372 5138 599
for artists, curators, designers, organizers, researchers...
MoKS Annual Project Residency program is aimed at supporting and assisting a visiting artist to develop a medium to larger scale project over a period of 6 months to one year. The end goal of each residency will be a public presentation of the project in some form be it an exhibition, performance or concert series, festival, symposium or film during the summer season (June-August). Although this type of residency is unique, the format is open and flexible enough to accommodate a wide range of ideas projects and activities.
MoKS has operated since it founding in 2001 with a continued emphasis on public exposure, community involvement, participatory formats and environmental interventions (temporary and permanent). Much in our surroundings has evolved over the years but our commitment implementing creative ideas and artistic culture into rural life remains.
For details about the MoKS residency and its environment please see: http://moks.ee/pages/residency
To apply, please send us the following by August 20th 2016
- project proposal (1 page outline of concept and implementation)
- project budget (estimated)
- brief bio/CV (1 page)
- Applicant must be resident of Nordic- Baltic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Åland, Latvia or Lithuania)
- Multiple visits are possible (we request total minimum stay of 1 month although longer visits are encouraged)
- Studio and accommodation provided
- Travel costs covered ( up to 200€)
- Stipend 1000€ + production costs 500€
- If the project gets accepted, support for 2 additional artists is possible (grant 700€, travel costs up to 200€ and production costs 500€). Again we request minimum stay 1 month (longer stay is possible and multiple visits encouraged)
- Residencies can be arranged from October 1st 2016 and run until December 15th 2016 and continue in 2017 from March 1st throughout spring with expected outcome presentation in summer 2017
- Should the project be accepted we are open to discuss finding additional production funding to carry on the proposal.
Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions moks_at_moks.ee or call us +372 5138599 or visit us in Mooste.