SAAL3 is a new format in Kanuti Gildi SAAL.
Three artists share one house.
Kicking off the new reoccuring event are Gregor Kulla, Liisbeth Horn, Anita Kremm
Anita Kremm (1998) is a young artist working with film, photo, video, and performance. She is interested in creating non-existing worlds by using elements from everyday reality. Her works and performances have been exhibited in Tallinn, Helsinki, Moscow, Weimar, Graz and Prague; her experimental short films have been selected for several festivals in Europe. She lives and works in Tallinn and is currently studying in the MA program in scenography at the Estonian Academy of Arts under Professor Ene-Liis Semper.
"Me / Her" explores the relationship between two bodies - "me" and "the other". By opening up the space for individual associations and subjective choices, "Me / Her" also raises the question of the limits and possibilities of human compassion and empathy.
Sound design: Kristel Zimmer
Artist thanks: Oliver Reimann, Giacomo Veronesi, Alice Torriani, Dongbin Lee, Javier Carcel Hidalgo-Saavedra, Ene-Liis Semper
Gregor Kulla (2000) is a composer, performance artist, writer, critic and model born in Põlva, who studies composition at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theater under Prof. Helena Tulve and Prof. Tõnu Kõrvits. Kulla previously graduated from the Heino Eller Music School majoring in oboe and composition (under Katrin Aller and Anna Šulitšenko). They have improved themselves in the field of sustainable art creation at the EU School of Participation 2021 in Novi Sad, Serbia, and taken part of master classes with several prestigious composers, including Chaya Czernowin (US/Israel), Federico Favali (Italy), Slavomir Horinka (Czech Republic) and others. Kulla received the honorary title of Tartu Noor Kultuurikandja 2020 for their activities at the Tartu cultural field. The following year, they became a laureate of the cultural newspaper Sirp, in 2022 they received the annual prize of the literary magazine Värske Rõhk, the "Esimese Sammu" literary award and a Erkki-Sven Tüür Foundation scholarship. From 2021, they are the creative producer and assistant artistic director of the international contemporary music festival "Afekt". From this year, they teach at the University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy. In their work, they deal with gender studies, feminism, minority cultures–queer culture, drag culture and historically women-centered activities–and Eastern philosophies.
She is the terrible one who has a dreadful face. Her ear ornaments are the corpses of children. Her fangs are dreadful, and her face is fierce. She makes a terrible sound and lives in the cremation ground, where she is surrounded by howling jackals. She is eager to have sexual intercourse in reverse fashion with Mahakala. She is lustrous like a dark cloud and wears black clothes.
Description of Kali in David R. Kinsley’s book Tantric Visions of the Divine Feminine: The Ten Mahavidyas (1997)
Makeup artist: Kristiine Kaljurand
Liisbeth Horn (1997) is a freelancer rooted in theoretical and existential questions, which are unnecessary in practice and "real life". She graduated performance art in Viljandi Culture Academy and was awarded with Komissaarov’s scholarship (2021), a director's award created by colleagues (2021) and WTF Praiss created by Urmas Lüüs (2023). Her latest works are “Reality Poets” produced by elektron (2023), interdisciplinary Public Sabotage Alliance (2022), loiter-stream "metaeeter" in collaboration with Ruslan Stepanov (2023), semiotic journey "Ew, drunk angel" at Maardu Decennial (2022), post-truth performance "Truth and Justice" (2021) and “Stalker Dance” (2023) in collaboration with Kärt Koppel and Anumai Raska during SAAL Biennaal.
The short video work tries to frame something about being human. Presumably, questions such as "Where to settle down?" and "What meanings could have existed before me?" will echo.
Sound mix and master: Markus Palo