On Friday, January 24 at 7 pm, the international group show “Equilibrium Delay” will open at Kogo Gallery. The exhibition consists of various artist films and is centred on the idea of the act of balancing regarding personal challenges, both physical and emotional.
Participating artists: Garrett Brown (US), Simon Faithfull (DE/UK), Gerda Nurk (EE) and Alex Reynolds (ES/UK).
The characters and situations exhibited in the films all share a continuous aspiration toward balance. The focus is on body and movement, particularly the limbo between losing and finding one’s balance. The characters portrayed are bound in their states of pursuit, a lingering mood of uncertainty.
The techniques, rhythms or devices exposed with the works share a common part in momentum – inertia or impetus, which could mean both losing and beginning something, a test of strength, a process of growth. It is a drive to compete; not necessarily to defeat an opponent, but rather to test boundaries so as to gain an understanding of oneself and how to be together, to achieve synchronicity.
On Saturday, January 25 at 3 pm a curatorial tour in Estonian will take place at the exhibition. In case of a full group, a tour in English will follow at 4 pm. Please register email@example.com.
The exhibition will remain open until March 7.
Curated by: Kulla Laas (EE) and Kaisa Maasik (EE)
Exhibition design: Kaisa Sööt (EE)
Graphic design: Aleksandra Samulenkova (LV/NL)
We thank: Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM), Aksel Haagensen, Maido Juss, Tõnis Jürgens, Kristiina Kams, Karel Koplimets, Maasik family, Marge Monko, Kati Ots, Koit Randmäe, Tartu Art House, Tartu Art Museum (Tartus), Doris Tääker and Reimo Võsa-Tangsoo.
The exhibition is supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia, the City of Tartu, the Department of Photography at the Estonian Academy of Arts and Pühaste Brewery.