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Exclusive Collection: "Traces"
"I travelled around Estonia for two years and captured places that were important to me for our concert. Along with filming, it seemed logical to also portray these places, and that's how the exhibition "Traces" was born alongside the film. 15 works are exhibited, forming an independent whole," says author Kaupo Kikkas about his work. and adds: "For me, these photos are like the backbone of the entire Traces show. The most important thing for me is that these works are like stills from a movie - we only see a momentary capture in the photo, but in our head the shots that precede and follow them unfold and thus sum up something much bigger."
Find the exhibition "Traces" on our website, where the full collection is visible and available.
Audiovisual concert "Traces" by Erki Pärnoja and Kaupo Kikkas
"Traces" came to me during the first corona wave lockdown," explains Pärnoja. "For weeks, maybe even months, I was at home, but I consistently went "away" somewhere in my mind, with my head full, sometimes at the computer, sometimes at various instruments, searching for a certain sound.
"When did you write all this?" wondered my wife Anna, when I played "Traces" for her for the first time. Some time later, in the spring of 2021, while walking in the Kilingi-Nõmme forest, where I had been many times, I got hopelessly lost. Suddenly, I understood why I needed to receive and write down "Traces" at that time."
Erki invited Kaupo to translate his music into a visual language.
"Sight is an immensely powerful sense. Therefore, in the combination of music and image, you have to treat the music with special respect, let it resonate," says Kaupo Kikkas. "My black-and-white pictorial language "Traces" speaks gently, slowly, and indirectly, sometimes even without saying anything. It allows our senses to wander into uncharted territory and find something missing from the real world for some reason. We see the consequence but not the event itself. "Traces" take shape behind each person's eyelids in a different way.
On February 23, 2023, experience the release of "Traces" in a live performance at the Alexela Concert Hall, featuring Erki Pärnoja and his ensemble, along with the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, with Kaupo Kikkas' art film displayed on the screen. Don't miss this opportunity to see the mesmerizing fusion of music and visual art.
Physical Exhibition "TRACES" at SOLARIS GALLERY
From Saturday, February 18, Kaupo Kikkas's new exhibition will be open in SOLARIS Gallery. The exhibition depicts places spiritually crucial to him, captured during the last two years. The Kikkas’ exhibition taking place at SOLARIS Gallery is part of the larger joint project "TRACES" created together with Erki Pärnoja. The collaborative project combines Erki's music and Kaupo’s film and photo material.
The exhibition will remain open until February 27, and it ends with a conversation evening between Erki Pärnoja and Kaupo Kikkas, where you can hear the stories behind the creation of the music and visuals directly from the authors.
Solaris gallery is located at Rävala boulevard 12, next to the main entrance of the Alexela concert hall.
The exhibition can be visited:
February 18-27, every day, at 12-18
The gallery is closed on February 24.
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