Fermentation along borders of normality,
March to June- residencies
21.- 22.07 exhibition days
23.- 27.07 symposium
From March to June 2018, 15 artists from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland and Korea will work at MoKS, Mooste, Estonia. During this time ideas take shape and art works are created, to be presented publicly on July 21st and 22nd at Piirimäe Farm, Viisli village, Estonia. This will be followed by the Metsik symposium from July 23rd until July 27th for invited participants, where Wild will be collaboratively explored, discussed and performed.
Wild brings together creators and (re)searchers to the shrubs and coppices, fields and meadows, that border wilderness and human activity. Wild draws attention to the notion of wild as metaphor for biodiversity, perceptual awareness and the need for experimenting with open ended non-standardized modes of living.
Wild is not only a term we use to designate the physical space of wilderness, but also a platform for understanding mental and cultural perceptions of natural (pre-industrial?) processes. Wild aims to open up discussions and dispute underlying assumptions regarding objectification, commodification, and normalization of living entities within complex ecological systems.Wild is a frame for self-reflection, from understanding one’s thinking and behavioral habits to discovering new roles in forms of social and cultural engagement. Wild is an exercise in observing the subtle transition zones between human activity and plant and animal habitats, from spaces of civilized management to the wilding areas of abandonment, ruins and forgotten cultivation slowly fading into the ever evolving perma-forest of life.
Curated by Evelyn and John Grzinich
SAARA- MARIA KARIRANTA
HANNA- KAISA VAINIO
IEVA BERTATSIUTE GROSBAHA
EKU (Evelyn Grzinich)