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Body Space(d): Edith Karlson and Sigrid Savi

Between 27 and 30 November Tallinn Art Hall and Sõltumatu Tantsu Lava will present joint project “Body Space(d)”, which brings together three pairs of artists from the Estonian visual art and performance scenes. Each pair will collaborate on a unique, one-night-only performance.


Curator Evelyn Raudsepp has invited three artist duos to create performative works: Edith Karlson and Sigrid Savi, Rene Köster and Mark Raidpere, and Flo Kasearu and Renate Keerd. On three consecutive nights the results of these collaborations will be presented and then concluded on the fourth night with a diverse programme, featuring discussion, music, and the creation of shared space.


On 27th of Nov at 20 sculptor Edith Karlson and performing artist Sigrid Savi are representing their collaboration. The pair has found common ground in the galloping of the Wild West and the glide of pole dancing. Sound design will be made by Raul Saaremets.


“Body Space(d)” is a collaboration between Tallinn Art Hall and Sõltumatu Tantsu Lava, where curator Evelyn Raudsepp, who is working at the intersection of performing and visual arts, continues the research into the symbolic spaces – the white cube and the black box. This time placing the body into the mix as well. With her performative curation she creates unique formats in which the audience is also welcomed to activate their perceptional horizon in order to meet unexpected artistic situations.

In Tallinn Art Hall the combination of the invited artists’ practices and the thematic framing allows experimentation to take place within the clinical white cube with theatrical means. It also enables the artists to look into connections between embodied performance and the richness of artistic expression in visual art.


In Edith Karlson’s (1983) sculptural practice, animals and people are the main protagonists. Her often large-scale sculptural pieces produced by means of a combination of techniques show a variety of characters from colourful dogs to naked humans. However, these never stand alone as mere representations, but are composed into intricate installations. Karlson has shown extensively in Estonia, and been part of several exhibitions abroad.


Sigrid Savi (1992) has worked mainly as a freelance dancer and has recently started to explore choreography and performance art. Her work is characterized by a brutally naive sensibility in terms of structure and presentation. Her creative work emphasizes the audience’s experiential perspectives and stylistic coherence which unfold in either correlation with or opposition to pre-existing canons.


Body Space(d) at Tallinn Art Hall:

Wednesday, 27.11, at 20.00: Edith Karlson and Sigrid Savi

Thursday, 28.11, at 20.00: Rene Köster and Mark Raidpere

Friday, 29.11, at 20.00: Flo Kasearu and Renate Keerd

Saturday, 30.11, at 18.00: closing event (TBA)


A limited number of tickets will be available for purchase through Fienta. PASS will provide entrance to all three performance-evenings and for the closing event.


Supporters: Estonian Cultural Endowment (Endowment of Dramatic Art, Endowment of Visual and Applied Arts), Estonian Ministry of Culture, Estonian Artists Association, AkzoNobel