TL;DR Exhibition Documentation, Photos by Sten Saarits

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Artist: Erki Kasemets (1969) Work: A Place for Taking Notes About All Things (1995-2015)
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Artist: Sten Saarits (1987) Work: Bermuda Triangle (2015)
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Artist: Eva Sepping (1978) Work: I am happy that people are so beautiful and good, 8′ video (2015)
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Artist: Jesús María Rodríguez Santos (1981) Work: tongue honey cucumber horseradish, pheromones (2015)
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Artist: Pille-Riin Jaik (1991)
 Work: Weightless, two channel video installation, 2,58` (2015)
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Artist: Sten Saarits (1987), Work: Bermuda Triangle (2015)
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Artists: Varvara Guljajeva & Mar Canet (1984, 1981) Work: WiFipedia (2015)
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Artist: Andres Lõo (1978), Work: A as in Anonymous, 95x100cm print (2015)
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;paranoia publishing group ltd.(2015)
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Artist: Jesús María Rodríguez Santos (1981) Work: tongue honey cucumber horseradish pheromones (2015)
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Artists: Erki Kasemets (1969) ja Maris Karjatse (1976) Work: Index I-III (2015)
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Artists: Varvara Guljajeva & Mar Canet (1984, 1981) Work: WiFipedia (2015)
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Artist: Pille-Riin Jaik (1991)
, Weightless, two channel video Installation 2,58` (2015)

Dissertation

COVER

Stacey Koosel’s PhD thesis is a collection of articles that explore the effects of social media on personal identity.

The communication of identity narratives online has become abundant with the increasing popularity of social media. Social media enables users to build profiles based on their personal identities, making identity play a primary source of entertainment in the information age.

Topics such as privacy, ethical use of information, authenticity, social control, self-expression, self-censorship and other media affordances have all, subsequently, become important issues. The topic of ‘identity’ is used as a framework through which social media use can be analysed. The cultural phenomenon of digital identity is explored in a collection of seven articles using different approaches, including media ecology, the philosophy of technology, virtual ethnography and artistic research.

The articles raise questions about the ideology of identity creation in social media, by interviewing artists on how they use Facebook, pointing out paradigm shifts and paradoxes in contemporary culture and the discussion of other research in the field of digital culture.

See uploaded dissertation file here:

The Regeotiated Self: Social Media’s Effects on Identity 

TL;DR @ Kunstihoone Gallery

31.07.2015 – 23.08.2015

at Kunstihoone Galerii, Vabaduse väljak 6, Tallinn

TL;DR logo by Jesús Maria Rodríguez Santos
TL;DR logo by Jesús Maria Rodríguez Santos

TL;DR is Internet-jargon for ‘too long didn’t read’.

It’s a dismissive response to a text that was too long or not interesting enough to read. The acronymic response itself wastes no time. Cultural significance can be derived from the new term (coined in 2003) as an example of the demand for a certain style of communication, a need for instant satisfaction and the current state of attention spans. Media theorists attribute this change in literacy, as a response to information overload. When an environment overwhelms the senses, we revert to aural, spatial and visual styles of information processing as well as pattern recognition. The artwork selected for this international group exhibition of contemporary art explores the themes of information overload and the manipulation of media ecologies.

Artists: 

Andres LõoErki KasemetsEva Sepping

Sten SaaritsJesús Maria Rodríguez SantosKIWAPille-Riin Jaik

Varvara Guljajeva Mar Canet

Exhibition Designer: Neeme Külm of Valge Kuup

Curator: Stacey Koosel

Exhibition Opening Events:

18.00 on the 31.07.2015 

18.00 Speech by HE Spanish Ambassador Fernando García Casas

19.00 Presentation by KIWA of ;paranoia publishing group ltd 

19.30 Sound Performance by Andres Lõo

20.00 Mural completion by Jesús Maria Rodríguez Santos

This exhibition was made possible through support by:

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The Homunculus Collection Documentation, Photos by Sten Saarits

The Homunculus Collection
Sten Saarits, Light Drop (2013)
The Homunculus Collection
Sten Saarits, Light Drop (2013)
The Homunculus Collection
Laura Kuusk, Gift Ideas (2014)
The Homunculus Collection
Laura Kuusk, Gift Ideas (2014)
The Homunculus Collection
Hekla Dögg Jónsdóttir, Sinu Süda / Your Heart (2014)
The Homunculus Collection
Hekla Dögg Jónsdóttir, Sinu Süda / Your Heart (2014)
The Homunculus Collection
Carlos Lazarich, Cuerpos (2013)
The Homunculus Collection
Carlos Lazarich, Cuerpos (2013)
The Homunculus Collection
Sten Saartis, Heureka (2014)
The Homunculus Collection
Sten Saartis, Heureka (2014)
The Homunculus Collection
Micheal Sell, Residency: Pressley, 2013 (2013)
The Homunculus Collection
Micheal Sell, Residency: Pressley, 2013 (2013)
The Homunculus Collection
Carla Castiajo, Fertile Field For Fertility (2014)
The Homunculus Collection
Carla Castiajo, Fertile Field For Fertility (2014)
The Homunculus Collection
Carla Castiajo, Fertile Field For Fertility (2014)
The Homunculus Collection
Camille Laurelli, Riot / Mäss (2013)
The Homunculus Collection
Camille Laurelli, Riot / Mäss (2013)
The Homunculus Collection
Camille Laurelli, Riot / Mäss (2013)

The Homunculus Collection

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Fertile Field for Fertility (2014) – Carla Castiajo (1974)

International Group Exhibition Explores Concept of Artificial Human Life

What is a homunculus and why are you collecting them? Homunculus (Latin for little man) is a term used in the Middle Ages for artificially created human life. Alchemists believed they could artificially create human beings under the right conditions. Human seed / semen was believed to contain miniature humans that could be grown in the soil or a laboratory. The myth of the homunculus is present in works from Faust to Frankenstein.

The concept of the homunculus poses questions about the creation of artificial human life, and the dualism that separates the mind from the body and the virtual from the material. Seven artists from America, Estonia, France, Iceland, Portugal and Spain explore the theme of homunculi in this temporary, contemporary art collection.

The exhibition takes place at Hobusepea Gallery in Tallinn’s Old Town. The opening at 18:00 on Wednesday, August 13th will feature artist talks by Icelandic artist Hekla Dögg Jónsdóttir and American artist Michael Sell.

The artists participating in The Homunculus Collection include: Carla Castiajo, Hekla Dögg Jónsdóttir, Laura Kuusk, Camille Laurelli,Carlos Lazarich, Sten Saarits and Michael Sell The exhibition is curated by Stacey Koosel a doctoral candidate at the Department of Art and Design at the Estonian Academy of Arts.

Exhibition Info:

13.08 – 01.09 2014 at Hobusepea Gallery

Special Events Info:

13.08.2014 18.00 Artist & Curator Talk

This exhibition was made possible through support by:

The Cultural Endowment of Estonia, KUNO, The Oregon Arts Commission, Embajada De Espana En Estonia, The Estonian Academy of Arts, Vladimir Smirnov & Konstantine Sorokin Foundation, The Embassy of the United States of America

Location: Hobusepea Gallery, Hobusepea 2 Tallinn

http://www.eaa.ee/hobusepea

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