Photo reportage from the exhibition 'words can't describe but are good enough' by Nele Tiidelepp at Draakon Gallery

July 20, 2021
Author Echo Gone Wrong

Nele Tiidelepp: “Current exhibition will show (corporeal) forms, movements and actions fading to the abstraction. I’ll concentrate on the body released from its corporeality and rules. The body is abstracted and lies or is stretched out. It is hanging, leaning, reclining, protruding, freezing, flowing. It has freed itself from its initial finiteness, but taken a new direction into an unnatural position, denying preliminary movement, bodily essence. A living physical object strangled by desires, fears, horror. It has forsaken its corporeality which is limited in parallel by furniture, garments and space.

Installation represents drawings, round objects (bodies), textile surfaces/covers and positions. The movements of the character spread out in the exhibition space repeat themselves and the initial meaningful trajectory in the air will lose its functionary associations while obtaining new, visual and choreographic qualities. Blurring and transformation of meanings. Moving from one aspect to another. Conciliation with multiplicity of pasts and studying different layers, illuminating the layers.”

Nele Tiidelepp (b. 1998) has graduated from the department of installation and sculpture at the Estonian Academy of Arts (2020). In her artistic practice, Tiidelepp is inspired by spontaneous reactions to the environment and (sculpture) materials. Her background in literature and theatre has allowed the artist to make use of poetic and literary elements and narrative structures in her artwork. The present subject turns into a character in a narrative of spatial composition. Tiidelepp works in different media such as text, video, sculpture and installation. Conceptual analysis of the materials from the point of view of sculpture and the cultural context are essential. Tiidelepp is interested in the literariness of the mundane, transformation of memories in time, designing and applying living space. In her later installations she deals studies crystallization of the objects and materials in memory. Her artworks often include original text, expressing spontaneous and chaotic flow of thought.

Editor: Kristel Rebane
Designer: Siim Hiis

Thanks to: Martin Tiidelepp, Villem Säre, Sidney Lepp
The exhibition is supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia.
The exhibitions in Draakon Gallery are supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Estonian Ministry of Culture and Liviko Ltd.

words can’t describe but are good enough
Nele Tiidelepp
Draakon Gallery
Pikk 18, Tallinn

Exhibition is open until July 31st, 2021.

Photography: Joosep Kivimäe