SOUND ROOM XXIV
Suisalu & Jahu's performance will explore sound as a malleable material to activate parts of the room and objects in it to form a spatial sonic experience. They will use ultrasonic speakers as a mean to control the directionality of sound and the reflections it generates in addition to surface transducers which activate and amplify resonant qualities of objects found on location and/or brought with them. Therefore the room becomes a device of transformation as sounds pass through objects and bounce off the walls, each time taking and transforming something specific of that material.
Villem Jahu (EE) is an interdisciplinary artist who works mostly with installations and performances, but also some paintings and printmaking. Since 2010 his focus has shifted towards the field of sound, both as a solo artist and also in collaborative forms and various bands. His sound is strongly influenced by Musique Concrète, noise and lofi aesthetics all that in playful freeimprovisational way.
Taavi Suisalu (EE) is an artist working in the context of technology, sound and performance, stretching out to borderlines of different disciplines, mixing traditional and contemporary sensibilities and activating peripheral spaces for imaginative encounters.
He is a member of soundperformance collective Postinstrumentum which grew out of an experimental instrument building workshop in Estonian Academy of Arts and has performed in numerous locations and collaborations in Estonia and abroad.
He earned his MA in New Media from the Estonian Academy of Arts, and his practice is informed by phenomena of contemporary society and its relations to and use of technologies. Taavi Suisalu has been exhibiting and performing since 2005, predominantly in Estonia, but also in the UK, Germany, Finland and the Baltic States. In 2014, he received the Young Estonian Artist Prize for curating a distributed exhibition throughout the nonexistent villages of Southern Estonia.