What does Post-Fordism feel like? How is precarity sensed? Can it materialize as an embodied sensation? Will it be codified as a medical disorder? This exhibition explores mental health as socio-political and ideological issues, rather than personal and biological problems.
The show features new digitally printed textiles by Sandra Kosorotova. The fabrics were produced during her graduate placement at the Centre for Advanced Textiles at the Glasgow School of Arts. Sandra is a Tallinn-based designer and artist. Her artistic practice focuses on the relationship between socio-political powers and the human bodies. Last summer she graduated from the Estonian Academy of Arts with an MA in Fashion Design and was awarded the Best Applied Artist Prize for EKA graduates. From 2013 to 2015 Sandra Kosorotova and Gustav Kalm ran the NGO New Russian Culture in Estonia (UVKE), aiming to bring together Estonian and Russian-speaking communities by organizing cultural events. Sandra has taken part in group shows in Estonia and abroad, this is her third solo exhibition in Tallinn.
The sound design of this exhibition is created by Artyom Astrov, who produces experimental rap music as Benzokai and composes theatre soundtracks. He is also the co-founder of the record label Serious Serious.
The exhibition is supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia.
“Precarious State of Mind” is part of the 7th Tallinn Applied Art Triennial satellite programme. trtr.ee
Hobusepea 2, Tallinn
Photography: Aadam Kaarma, Sandra Kosorotova. Courtsey of the artist.