Photo reportage from the exhibition ‘Everyday Witchcraft’ at Kogo gallery

Exhibition view. Photo: Madis Kats

Exhibition view. Photo: Madis Kats

The exhibition “Everyday Witchcraft” examines everyday practices and habits as a significant part of art practice. Perceiving these practices as rituals, it is possible to create (fictitious) narratives and myths about artists’ work process and creativity. The exhibition focuses on daily experiments and stagings, and on the accompanying obsessions, fetishes, hopes and fears that will eventually become the central part of creative works.

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“JP is sitting in a museum cafe and thinking about the task of writing a spell. Spells have something to do with intention, the focusing of intention. “How to write a spell”, JP types into a search engine.

JP doesn’t have an intention. A spell might backfire. JP has several intentions and internal contradictions. JP feels uneasy about spirituality, while being drawn to it.

At night JP can’t sleep and listens to a fairly boring seminar on Nietzsche. The way Deleuze flipped Nietzsche’s writings on Dionysus for his own purposes. JP has never spent five seconds thinking about Dionysus, but must admit that a dying god, a mad god, is something to seriously consider.”

Jaakko Pallasvuo
Excerpt from a spell

Anna Mari Liivrand (1993) is based in Tallinn. Liivrand’s works combine different mediums such as installation, sculpture and drawing while engaging with fragility and different preservation practices through which she tries to unfold the intrinsicity of the objects and capture moments of clarity in everyday life.

GolfClayderman is based in Latvia. Unlimited liability company GolfClayderman is a multipurpose organisation established in 2016. It encompasses all spheres of life and looks after the improvement of their quality. The collective’s core consists of Margrieta Griestiņa and Aksels Bruks. GolfClayderman are active in a multitude of fields of art and life – performance, music, theatre, lifestyle, fashion, body art, and others.

Jaakko Pallasvuo (1987) is based in Helsinki. Pallasvuo makes videos, texts, performances and installations that explore the anxieties of being alive now, and the prospect of living in some possible future.

Kristel Saan (1985) is based in Tallinn and Vancouver. Saan’s field of study is questioning body experiences in a visually supercharged world, based on the personal archives that we all have, and the encountered exchange as it’s result – looking into suspension of the superstition in the utopian space.

Laura Põld (1984) is based in Tallinn and Vienna. Põld is mainly working with poetics of ‘place’. The combination of mediums such as painting, installation, ceramics, video, and text become staged landscapes in symbiosis with the gallery space, and sometimes environments for interactive performative experimentation.

“Everyday Witchcraft”
21 July – 8 September 2018
Kogo gallery, Tartu
www.kogogallery.ee/en

Participating artists: Anna Mari Liivrand, GolfClayderman, Jaakko Pallasvuo, Kristel Saan, Laura Põld
Curated by Merilin Talumaa

Kristel Saan “The Witches do not play, the Witch will come in”. Installation: video, human hair, coral, leather, wood, porcelain, candy, sugar, daddy, 2012–2018. Photo: Madis Kats

Kristel Saan “The Witches do not play, the Witch will come in”. Installation: video, human hair, coral, leather, wood, porcelain, candy, sugar, daddy, 2012–2018. Photo: Madis Kats

Anna Mari Liivrand “Landscape for rose teardrops”. Installation: copper pipes, rose essence, textile, 2018. Photo: Madis Kats

Anna Mari Liivrand “Landscape for rose teardrops”. Installation: copper pipes, rose essence, textile, 2018. Photo: Madis Kats

Anna Mari Liivrand “Landscape for rose teardrops”. Installation: copper pipes, rose essence, textile, 2018. Photo: Madis Kats

Anna Mari Liivrand “Landscape for rose teardrops”. Installation: copper pipes, rose essence, textile, 2018. Photo: Madis Kats

Jaakko Pallasvuo “Major Arcana Bulletin Boards”. Installation: paper, gouache, ink, ceramics, pins, corkboard, wood, 2018. Photo: Madis Kats

Jaakko Pallasvuo “Major Arcana Bulletin Boards”. Installation: paper, gouache, ink, ceramics, pins, corkboard, wood, 2018. Photo: Madis Kats

Jaakko Pallasvuo “Major Arcana Bulletin Boards”. Installation: paper, gouache, ink, ceramics, pins, corkboard, wood, 2018. Photo: Madis Kats

Jaakko Pallasvuo “Major Arcana Bulletin Boards”. Installation: paper, gouache, ink, ceramics, pins, corkboard, wood, 2018. Photo: Madis Kats

Jaakko Pallasvuo “Major Arcana Bulletin Boards”. Installation: paper, gouache, ink, ceramics, pins, corkboard, wood, 2018. Photo: Madis Kats

Jaakko Pallasvuo “Major Arcana Bulletin Boards”. Installation: paper, gouache, ink, ceramics, pins, corkboard, wood, 2018. Photo: Madis Kats

Jaakko Pallasvuo “Major Arcana Bulletin Boards”. Installation: paper, gouache, ink, ceramics, pins, corkboard, wood, 2018. Photo: Madis Kats

Jaakko Pallasvuo “Major Arcana Bulletin Boards”. Installation: paper, gouache, ink, ceramics, pins, corkboard, wood, 2018. Photo: Madis Kats

Kristel Saan “The Witches do not play, the Witch will come in”. Installation: video, human hair, coral, leather, wood, porcelain, candy, sugar, daddy, 2012–2018. Photo: Madis Kats

Kristel Saan “The Witches do not play, the Witch will come in”. Installation: video, human hair, coral, leather, wood, porcelain, candy, sugar, daddy, 2012–2018. Photo: Madis Kats

Exhibition view. Photo: Madis Kats

Exhibition view. Photo: Madis Kats

Anna Mari Liivrand “Friday with a red sphere”, graphite, paper, 60 x 42 cm, 2018. Photo: Madis Kats

Anna Mari Liivrand “Friday with a red sphere”, graphite, paper, 60 x 42 cm, 2018. Photo: Madis Kats

Exhibition view. Photo: Madis Kats

Exhibition view. Photo: Madis Kats

Exhibition view. Photo: Madis Kats

Exhibition view. Photo: Madis Kats

Exhibition view. Photo: Madis Kats

Exhibition view. Photo: Madis Kats

Exhibition view. Photo: Madis Kats

Exhibition view. Photo: Madis Kats

GolfClayderman “Invisible Field” summer-winter collection, video 10min 46sec, 2016.

GolfClayderman “Invisible Field” summer-winter collection, video 10min 46sec, 2016.

Anna Mari Liivrand “Landscape for rose teardrops”. Installation: copper pipes, rose essence, textile, 2018. Photo: Madis Kats

Anna Mari Liivrand “Landscape for rose teardrops”. Installation: copper pipes, rose essence, textile, 2018. Photo: Madis Kats

Anna Mari Liivrand “Landscape for rose teardrops”. Installation: copper pipes, rose essence, textile, 2018. Photo: Madis Kats

Anna Mari Liivrand “Landscape for rose teardrops”. Installation: copper pipes, rose essence, textile, 2018. Photo: Madis Kats

GolfClayderman “Invisible Field” summer-winter collection, video 10min 46sec, 2016. Photo: Madis Kats

GolfClayderman “Invisible Field” summer-winter collection, video 10min 46sec, 2016. Photo: Madis Kats

GolfClayderman “Invisible Field” summer-winter collection, video 10min 46sec, 2016. Photo: Madis Kats

GolfClayderman “Invisible Field” summer-winter collection, video 10min 46sec, 2016. Photo: Madis Kats

Jaakko Pallasvuo “Major Arcana Bulletin Boards”. Installation: paper, gouache, ink, ceramics, pins, corkboard, wood, 2018. Photo: Madis Kats

Jaakko Pallasvuo “Major Arcana Bulletin Boards”. Installation: paper, gouache, ink, ceramics, pins, corkboard, wood, 2018. Photo: Madis Kats

Kristel Saan “The Witches do not play, the Witch will come in”. Installation: video, human hair, coral, leather, wood, porcelain, candy, sugar, daddy, 2012–2018. Photo: Madis Kats

Kristel Saan “The Witches do not play, the Witch will come in”. Installation: video, human hair, coral, leather, wood, porcelain, candy, sugar, daddy, 2012–2018. Photo: Madis Kats

Laura Põld “A necklace, a ladle, a touching vase and other recollections in clay”. Installation: ceramics, earthenware, wood firing, found objects, 2016–2018. Photo: Madis Kats

Laura Põld “A necklace, a ladle, a touching vase and other recollections in clay”. Installation: ceramics, earthenware, wood firing, found objects, 2016–2018. Photo: Madis Kats

Laura Põld “A necklace, a ladle, a touching vase and other recollections in clay”. Installation: ceramics, earthenware, wood firing, found objects, 2016–2018. Photo: Madis Kats

Laura Põld “A necklace, a ladle, a touching vase and other recollections in clay”. Installation: ceramics, earthenware, wood firing, found objects, 2016–2018. Photo: Madis Kats

Laura Põld “A necklace, a ladle, a touching vase and other recollections in clay”. Installation: ceramics, earthenware, wood firing, found objects, 2016–2018. Photo: Madis Kats

Laura Põld “A necklace, a ladle, a touching vase and other recollections in clay”. Installation: ceramics, earthenware, wood firing, found objects, 2016–2018. Photo: Madis Kats

Kristel Saan “Sunbed”, video 9min 55sec, 2012. Photo: Madis Kats

Kristel Saan “Sunbed”, video 9min 55sec, 2012. Photo: Madis Kats

Kristel Saan “Sunbed”, video 9min 55sec, 2012. Photo: Madis Kats

Kristel Saan “Sunbed”, video 9min 55sec, 2012. Photo: Madis Kats

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August 20, 2018
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