Maff is taking place in 21st to 30th of September 2016. Our group of jewellers is getting bigger, better and more diverse!
MAFF and SYMBIOSIS
Almost everyone knows about Matsalu
Nature Film Festival. It usually takes place
in the middle of September, when there´s
Autumn in the air. For this year the forecast
promises that summer lasts til´ then. Isn´t it
What a lot people doesn´t know, is that there
are lot of exciting additional events with the
film festival. SymBIOsis for example.
What is it?
It is a fellowship of the jewellers, who once sat
down in a deserted holm in Läänemaa and
began to thought what would happen if we
would do an exhibition in Lihula? In this sleepy
Lihula, with a main street full of houses under
the heritage protection, filled with history, that
you can´t find from anywhere else in this
concentration. In a place that is crossed over by
endless flocks of birds, whose yelling wants to
pull along every listener. While listening the
aboriginal call of common crane, a little girl
disclosed a secret: “I don´t know why, but in
the Autumn I always have a wish to play a
Since Nature Film Festival was about to start,
we made a call to Tiit Mesila, and talked to
Maarja Jõevee and as we got the
encouragement from their side, we got to work.
If at first we thought that all this harmony in
nature is just like a symbiosis, it expanded to
humans and surprisingly we found a set “Bio”
from the word, that was just like a cherry on a
cake. SymBIOsis it will be, we though.
Exhibition was nice, no matter that we did it
with zero budget. Everyone just did what she
could, or got what she could get. We used
everything we had there. Everyone we asked,
helped. If there is no way, there´s a way, caused
such a feeling of freedom, that also reflected in
Jewelry is not just a ring of metal or a pair of
earrings. It isn´t necessarily ripen in fire and
acid as usual. You can just as easily stumble on
a jewelry. Oh, what a beautifully shaped rock!
You bow down to pick it up and find how good
it feels to hold it. And it shines. You´ll keep it
for years and decades in a box of important
things. Until one day You´ll meet an Artist, who
turns it into a brooch that You can wear by Your
heart. Because this is the place that it´s grown
into by that time.
You think what tainted house it is and how
beautiful could it have been once! You´ll slip in
from the broken window and discover a piano
that has been thrashed broken. Your heart
shrinks in pain and You´ll return some time
later. You approach the piano carefully and
find a frog. How did this creature get here on
the grand piano? Animal had pulled its lungs
full of air, opened its mouth and raised its little
hands… but pianist didn´t come.
Artist stored the voiceless singer forever in the
bronze. Only then she remembered, that she
too can play the piano.
What rusty hoop is this, a confused visitor asks
from herself. Nonsense! Waste of time! And
takes a quick round in the exhibition chamber.
Artist observes her from the distance and steps
beside her asking: would You like to listen the
stories? Yes, I would love to, she answers with a
smile. And so we start the tour again: this rusty
hoop in here is actually a nail that has been
electroformed to get taller and taller and later
processed with chemistry. The rusty look, that
would take years to happen in the nature, is the
result of few weeks work in the laboratory…
This jumble in here is Milky Way. A fragile
necklace that has garnets submerged in silver
tied into horsehair. And this one in here is been
made on a large lathe by a fragile girl… and this
artist aches heart for the forests in Estonia.
The visitor thanks and says: “I´m so glad that I
came here – it’s the best exhibition I´ve ever
Sun gives the room a golden light and clean
crisp Autumn is flooding in from the opened
Let´s meet in Matsalu Nature Film Festival, in
the 2nd floor Hall.
17 th til´20 th of September 2015 from 11:00 to
18:00. Opening on 16 th of September at 17:00.
Also look at the exhibition gallery