'Zero G Tonic' by Kristel Saan and Sten Saarits at Hobusepea gallery

2018 08 08 — 2018 09 02 at Hobusepea
Author Echo Gone Wrong
Published in Events in Estonia

untitledPresent exhibition with a cryptic title began during the artists’ joint residence in Endla marsh. With the help of the video and sound materials that the artists filmed and recorded there, Saan and Saarits have created a spatial installation in the gallery – namely, an environment where the focus lies on the lack of gravitation. Current exhibition recreates and offers landscape experience through various senses. The artists are both inspired by their interest towards the interrelations between body and environment as well as the various possibilities related to material perception.

Kristel Saan and Sten Saarits: „Absorption of a cognitive environment is limited by information processing – the context exists, but the details are still rendering their fully-fledged three-dimensional presence. The intertwining of parallel environments and narratives is in process. In the background there are intersecting timelines that are still being analyzed.. The perceptible is the depletion and regeneration of details and the implications behind signifiers in a new language, where the experienced landscape and it’s semiotic interpretation have fused into one. Contrasts are emphasized and as a result the whole will eventually thin out itself to a shift in the previously known reality. The Internet has zero gravity.. Communication language consists of shapes and figurative models that are feasible to experience when dispersed successfully. Situational error analysis is an ongoing process. The more realistic the landscape around us will become the more successful becomes the depiction of it. We are almost there..”.

Kristel Saan (1985) has obtained BA and MA degree in the department of ceramics in the faculty of design at the Estonian Academy of Arts. She has additionally studied in the faculty of fine arts in Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London; took courses in the department of visual arts at Emily Carr University of Art and Design and Rhode Island School of Design (USA). Saan’s work has been exhibited in various galleries and museums both in Estonia and abroad. Kristel Saan’s mainly studies the relationship between the digital and the corporeality in her work. The array of her expressive means is extensive – including for instance ceramic handicraft and installation art. She is also working as an artist in Hollywood film industry.

Sten Saarits (1987) has obtained BA degree in the department of installation and MA degree in the department of new media at the Estonian Academy of Arts. He has also studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and taken part in several international workshops. Saarits has been twice awarded the Young Sculptor’s Prize; he has also received Eduard Viiralt Grant and in 2018 he was awarded the Young Artist’s Prize of the Estonian Academy of Arts. Saarits mainly expresses himself through sound and installation art. He is mainly intrigued by the following subjects: individual’s relationship with materiality, positioning oneself in space and in the chain of events.

Exhibition in Hobusepea gallery will be open until September 2nd, 2018.

Supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia and Espak Ltd.

Exhibitions in Hobusepea gallery are supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia and Estonian Ministry of Culture.