Kadri & Maris Kerge's installation weaves contemporary Estonian space-art & futuristic music
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The installation titled “Northern Lights” weaves together contemporary Estonian space-art and futuristic music. An interactive ambient environment imitates the Northern Lights, a rare atmospheric light display often visible in the northern hemisphere. Imitating nature in the center of a concrete metropolis not only refers to Estonia’s location though, but to all of our origins. This unique installation provides the audience with a sensory distance from their everyday three-dimensional space perception for one evening.
Maris Kerge is a Tallinn-based freelance interior designer, filmmaker, and Editor in Chief for the architecture magazine House & Apartment. Kadri Kerge is an Estonian architect who graduated from the Vienna Institute of Architecture and has worked as an architectural designer for leading international architecture firm Asymptote Architecture since 2012. The duo of sisters works together as Ministry of Architecture.
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NEW YORK FESTIVAL OF ESTONIAN CONTEMPORARY CULTURE
SEPTEMBER 20 - OCTOBER 4, 2013
BIOEST is a biennial multi-venue festival showcasing new projects and commissions taking place every other September. Borrowing its name from the vintage Estonian washing powder Bioest, the festival’s second edition introduces a new generation of Estonian creatives during its six events. The program begins in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens and continues on to venues in Williamsburg and mid-Manhattan throughout its duration.