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installation programme

URBAN PARASITES / August 18-21

10 installations / different locations

This year Urban Festival UIT is turning its focus on parasitic architecture. We’ve asked both local and foreign artists to view the city from a parasite’s perspective and encouraged them to find new ways of life either the deficit or excess of space. Urban parasites have found their master organisms in narrow spaces between buildings, in abandoned factories, overgrown ponds and forgotten cinemas. Installations are scattered all over Tartu, go and find them!

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Intervention that takes place on all days of the festival at 12:00; 15:00 and 19:00 in the area along the Emajõgi from Kaarsilla to Turusilla. You can find location tips on the festival's social media.

What happens when you show fire to water? 

Let’s make the river run upstream! Up the hill, against the grain, upside down! The gas is burning, the engine roaring, the tension growing and another rhythm disrupts the calm flow of the river, a new kind of movement… And then somewhere something gives in. An error, an alarm, a trick? “Trojan Water” is a human effort, a gift from the mortals to the eternal Athens of Emajõgi. 


Thanks to: UPRENT, Tehniline Direktor

Supported by: City of Tartu, Cultural Endowment of Estonia 


Flo Kasearu (1985) and Andra Aaloe (1985) are creative practitioners from Tallinn. They have created many urban art projects both together and in different groups (Vabadusplakat (2008), Bassein (2010), Kunstjärjekord (2010), O (2011, 2019), Alerts (2016), Kostüümidraama (2017) etc). All their projects have been site-specific, weird and edgy and the search for the common ground between those three words is also the reason why Andra and Flo keep coming together to create more urban art.  

Flo Kasearu website

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