Photo reportage from the exhibition 'Engine Noise from the Sun' by Katrin Koskaru at the Hobusepea gallery

October 6, 2021
Author Echo Gone Wrong

Katrin Koskaru’s personal exhibition Engine Noise from the Sun will be open in Hobusepea gallery from Friday, September 24th, 2021. Exhibition will be open until October 11, 2021.

„The sky above Annelinn district was thick with noise. Especially at night. The daytime sky was cheerful, full of colourful parachutes. Sports in the sky involves military objectives, and that is a well-known fact. Tu-16K, followed by Tu-22M3, Tu-4D and the colourful, bright Il-76MD. Some of the Il-76MD models were in Aeroflot’s colours and armed with automatic guns, and in Aeroflot’s colours, but armed with automatic guns and equipped against the ground-to-air and ground-to-air rockets. Helena? An arm’s length to the right from the gray cloud! Diligent exercises for observing airplanes, considerations, considerations, diligent exercises may vastly decrease the time spent on searching for an airplane. An airplane can appear in upper layers. A thumb’s length to the right from the church tower. Only silence can be heard. To understand, to understand that you have to run. Riddle me, riddle me! It is neither fast nor slow, it is loud but one can hear it only in silence, in one’s body, inside one’s head. First in one ear – a phantom; then in the other ear – deception, a whistle, battle scenes. From somewhere inside, from the head. Sound waves that keep gathering and gathering, until the body escapes the sound waves, the body starts to move faster, the speed should be at least 343 metres per second, 343 seconds through sound waves, diligent exercises take the body quickly through with a blast. There won’t be a blast without the movement of the body of one’s individual type. The body escapes the sound waves and the spiders started to weave a huge fabric for the body, a robe stronger than steel, but too slowly, so that goats were taken to help out, but even they turned out to be too slow and did not achieve the desired results. Helena was found in her room at home, weaving a purple carpet, enormously big, consisting two wide parts where battles have been beautifully knitted inside.“

Katrin Koskaru

Katrin Koskaru was born in Tartu in 1977. Currently living and working in Estonia. In 2013, Koskaru obtained MA degree in the art of painting in London Royal College of Art. Before that she acquired BA degree in the faculty of fine arts at the Estonian Academy of Arts. Among her recent personal exhibitions are „The Line of Little Figures“ in L’ahah #Moret gallery in Paris and „Go Hide! Go Hide!“ in the Monumental Gallery, Tartu. She has taken part in group exhibitions in KUMU Art Museum, Tallinn Art Hall, London and Paris. Katrin Koskaru has been inspired by the phenomena of war and the traces of war. The artist seeks for allusions and signs left by power and violence to human thinking and activities throughout history. She is interested in the ways and places these signs appear both in landscape and architecture.

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

Exhibition by Katrin Koskaru
Title: Engine Noise from the Sun
Open: 24.09.-11.10.2021
Hobusepea Gallery, Hobusepea 2, Tallinn.
Wed-Mon 11.00-18.00,
Photos by Anna Mari Liivrand