‘Cloudbusters: Intensity vs. Intention’ at EKKM, Tallinn

Pilvepurustajad_Lippveebipilt_EKKM-1024x652The international exhibition Cloudbusters: Intensity vs. Intention, curated by Margit Säde, examines the invisible connections and interactions between the human psyche and technology, drawing on the metaphor of both natural and data processing clouds. Considering the dearth of ambivalence in contemporary society, the exhibition focuses on various personal universes, which provide different alternatives for ‘a transformative digital society’, i.e. life in the ‘cloud’.

What happens when the world will not fit onto our keyboard or into an existing algorithm? In the given system, all kinds of deviations and unthinkable ideas are often either deplored, ridiculed, pathologised, ignored or simply forgotten. The exhibition has borrowed its title from the pseudo-scientific invention of Wilhelm Reich, the Austrian psychoanalyst – the so-called cloudbuster, with which Reich conducted dozens of healing ‘cosmic orgone energy’ experiments in the 1950s; and as such deals with experiences and sensations that are not usually associated with the perception of reality but rather exist on the periphery of reality.

A weekly programme of art movies will run at Sõprus cinema throughout the exhibition period. Additional information available here.

Participating artists: Andrea Büttner, Babi Badalov, Bianka Rolando, Christoph Keller, Dorinel Marc, Javier Téllez, Karl Larsson & Marco Hellberg, Klaus Lutz, Lilli-Krõõt Repnau, Marje Taska, Paulo de Cantos, Pavel Pepperstein, Richard John Jones, Robert Walser, Sam Porritt, Corita Kent, Suzanne Treister, Tamar Guimarães & Kasper Akhøj, Tyler Coburn, Unndór Egill Jónsson.
Cloudbusters: Intensity vs. Intention
02 June 2018 — 15 July 2018
The main exhibition of the 17th Tallinn Print Triennial
EKKM
Põhja pst. 35, Tallinn, 10415

Graphic design: Elisabeth Klement & Laura Pappa

Exhibition design: Margit Säde, Kaisa Sööt, EKKM

Supported by: Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Estonian Ministry of Culture, Tallinn Cultural Office, Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council, The British Council, Nordic Culture Point (Mobility Funding), The Council of Gambling Tax, The French Institute of Estonia.

The exhibition Cloudbusters: Intensity vs. Intention will take place within the framework of the 50th anniversary of the Tallinn Print Triennial. The first exhibition of this year’s programme, Puzzling Over the Labyrinth: 50 Years of the Tallinn Print Triennial, dedicated to the history of the Tallinn Print Triennial, is open at the Kumu Art Museum until 26 August. Additional information kumu.ekm.ee.

Richard John Jones. An Exercise In Taste And Shame. 2018. Four repeating fabric prints (Painfully Alone, Subjects, Triggers, Valley of Unrest). Printed on Bull Denim, Cotton Satin, Duchess Satin and Organic Cotton Poplin by Contrado UK. Photo Anu Vahtra

Richard John Jones. An Exercise In Taste And Shame. 2018. Four repeating fabric prints (Painfully
Alone, Subjects, Triggers, Valley of Unrest). Printed on Bull Denim, Cotton Satin, Duchess Satin
and Organic Cotton Poplin by Contrado UK. Photo Anu Vahtra

Pavel Pepperstein. The Artificial Clouds in the Year 2488. The Flying Monument of Lao-Tze on the Cloud over the Waterfall, South of China, 2330. Pavel Pepperstein. 100 % Safe Airplanes (Model of the Year 2145). 2009. Watercolour. Dimensions variable. Dorinel Marc. Soon – A World Without Despair. 1999. Vinyl print. 500 × 300 cm. Photo: Anu Vahtra

Pavel Pepperstein. The Artificial Clouds in the Year 2488. The Flying Monument of Lao-Tze on the
Cloud over the Waterfall, South of China, 2330. Pavel Pepperstein. 100 % Safe Airplanes (Model
of the Year 2145). 2009. Watercolour. Dimensions variable.
Dorinel Marc. Soon – A World Without Despair. 1999. Vinyl print. 500 × 300 cm. Photo: Anu Vahtra

Sam Porritt. Bullied Moon. 2018. Aluminium, bearing, ink, motor, paint, steel. 70 ×105 ×37 cm. Christoph Keller. Cloudbuster Square Series. 2012. 16 Cibachrome images. 25 × 25 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Esther Schipper, Berlin. Photo: Anu Vahtra

Sam Porritt. Bullied Moon. 2018. Aluminium, bearing, ink, motor, paint, steel. 70 ×105 ×37 cm.
Christoph Keller. Cloudbuster Square Series. 2012. 16 Cibachrome images. 25 × 25 cm. Courtesy
of the artist and Esther Schipper, Berlin. Photo: Anu Vahtra

Babi Badalov. WWW.WORLDWORDWAR III. 2018. Fabrics, acrylic on wall. Dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Jerome Poggi. Photo: Anu Vahtra

Babi Badalov. WWW.WORLDWORDWAR III. 2018. Fabrics, acrylic on wall. Dimensions variable.
Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Jerome Poggi. Photo: Anu Vahtra

Corita Kent. what ever path. vision. come alive. life. harness the sun. hope. 1967-1978. Serigraph. Dimensions variable. Courtesy of Corita Art Center, Immaculate Heart Community, Los Angeles and Galerie Allen, Paris. Photo: Anu Vahtra

Corita Kent. what ever path. vision. come alive. life. harness the sun. hope. 1967-1978. Serigraph.
Dimensions variable. Courtesy of Corita Art Center, Immaculate Heart Community, Los Angeles
and Galerie Allen, Paris. Photo: Anu Vahtra

Marje Taska. Mythological Landscape. 1985–1988. Watercolour, gouache, ink. 84 × 122 cm. Andrea Büttner. Phone Etchings. 2015. Etching. 212 ×113 cm. Courtesy of the artist, Hollybush Gardens, London, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, and Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz. Photo: Anu Vahtra

Marje Taska. Mythological Landscape. 1985–1988. Watercolour, gouache, ink. 84 × 122 cm.
Andrea Büttner. Phone Etchings. 2015. Etching. 212 ×113 cm. Courtesy of the artist, Hollybush
Gardens, London, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, and Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz. Photo: Anu Vahtra

Karl Larsson ja Marco Hellberg. B E L L E (Alphabet 3). 2018. Paper, indian ink. 56 × 76,5 cm. Reading B E L L E. Wood, indian ink, pastel, concrete, plaster, binder. 37 × 76,5 cm. Photo: Anu Vahtra

Karl Larsson ja Marco Hellberg. B E L L E (Alphabet 3). 2018. Paper, indian ink. 56 × 76,5 cm.
Reading B E L L E. Wood, indian ink, pastel, concrete, plaster, binder. 37 × 76,5 cm. Photo: Anu Vahtra

Lilli-Krõõt Repnau. Girl in Smartphone Light. 2017. Etching. 50 × 40 cm. Marje Taska. Mythological Landscape. 1985–1988. Watercolour, gouache, ink. 70 × 50 cm. Photo: Anu Vahtra

Lilli-Krõõt Repnau. Girl in Smartphone Light. 2017. Etching. 50 × 40 cm.
Marje Taska. Mythological Landscape. 1985–1988. Watercolour, gouache, ink. 70 × 50 cm. Photo: Anu Vahtra

Bianka Rolando. Reversed Triumphzug. 2016. Mixed media (drawing, ink, negative, digital print). 100 × 70 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Gallery LETO, Warsaw. Photo: Anu Vahtra

Bianka Rolando. Reversed Triumphzug. 2016. Mixed media (drawing, ink, negative, digital print).
100 × 70 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Gallery LETO, Warsaw. Photo: Anu Vahtra

Tamar Guimarães and Kasper Akhøj. Captain Gervásio’s Family. 2013–2014. 16mm film transferred to HD video. 16'. Courtesy of the artists and Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, São Paulo. Photo: Anu Vahtra

Tamar Guimarães and Kasper Akhøj. Captain Gervásio’s Family. 2013–2014. 16mm film
transferred to HD video. 16′. Courtesy of the artists and Fortes D’Aloia & Gabriel, São Paulo. Photo: Anu Vahtra

Robert Walser. Microscripts. 1924–1933. Facsimile. Dimensions variable. Klaus Lutz. Almagest. 2006/2013. Gelatin-silver print. 47 ×60 cm. Field of Powder. 1993/2012. 76 × 102 cm. Courtesy of The Estate of Klaus Lutz, Switzerland. Paolo de Cantos. Books, postcards and clichés. 1920–1974. Dimensions variable. Photo: Anu Vahtra

Robert Walser. Microscripts. 1924–1933. Facsimile. Dimensions variable.
Klaus Lutz. Almagest. 2006/2013. Gelatin-silver print. 47 ×60 cm. Field of Powder. 1993/2012.
76 × 102 cm. Courtesy of The Estate of Klaus Lutz, Switzerland.
Paolo de Cantos. Books, postcards and clichés. 1920–1974. Dimensions variable. Photo: Anu Vahtra

Paolo de Cantos. Talking Skeleton. 1920. Collection of 6 printed postcards, paper strap. 10 × 15 cm. Photo: Anu Vahtra

Paolo de Cantos. Talking Skeleton. 1920. Collection of 6 printed postcards, paper strap. 10 × 15
cm. Photo: Anu Vahtra

Robert Walser. Microscripts. 1924–1933. Facsimile. Dimensions variable. Courtesy of Robert Walser-Stiftung, Bern. Photo: Anu Vahtra

Robert Walser. Microscripts. 1924–1933. Facsimile. Dimensions variable. Courtesy of Robert
Walser-Stiftung, Bern. Photo: Anu Vahtra

Klaus Lutz. Jakob von Gunten (After R. Walser). 1976. Leporello, dry point. Courtesy of Robert Walser-Stiftung, Bern. Photo: Anu Vahtra

Klaus Lutz. Jakob von Gunten (After R. Walser). 1976. Leporello, dry point. Courtesy of Robert
Walser-Stiftung, Bern. Photo: Anu Vahtra

Klaus Lutz. By the Way, I am Writing Poems in Industrial Quarter. (Robert Walser). NYC Sites: blizzard ALAMO. To Lady Butterfly. Norhern Bridge. Nine Writing Pieces. 1973–2009. Leporello, drypoint. Courtesy of Robert Walser-Stiftung (Bern) and Private Collection, Swizerland. Photo: Anu Vahtra

Klaus Lutz. By the Way, I am Writing Poems in Industrial Quarter. (Robert Walser). NYC Sites:
blizzard ALAMO. To Lady Butterfly. Norhern Bridge. Nine Writing Pieces. 1973–2009. Leporello,
drypoint. Courtesy of Robert Walser-Stiftung (Bern) and Private Collection, Swizerland. Photo: Anu Vahtra

Javier Téllez. Caligari and the Sleepwalker. 2008. Super 16mm film transferred to HD video. 27' 07''. Courtesy of the artist and Philipp von Rosen Galerie, Cologne. Photo: Anu Vahtra

Javier Téllez. Caligari and the Sleepwalker. 2008. Super 16mm film transferred to HD video. 27′
07”. Courtesy of the artist and Philipp von Rosen Galerie, Cologne. Photo: Anu Vahtra

Javier Téllez. Caligari and the Sleepwalker. 2008. Super 16mm film transferred to HD video. 27' 07''. Courtesy of the artist and Philipp von Rosen Galerie, Cologne. Photo: Anu Vahtra

Javier Téllez. Caligari and the Sleepwalker. 2008. Super 16mm film transferred to HD video. 27′
07”. Courtesy of the artist and Philipp von Rosen Galerie, Cologne. Photo: Anu Vahtra

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