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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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photo: Laura Lisalo

RAIVIOBUMANN (FI) “Jada” / “Sequence”

18.–21. august 12:00–20:00

Aida 7


Sequence is about discovering a nonexistent space, its surroundings and history. The unfinished corner invited us to add a site-specific extension as reminiscence and in the aim of architectural completion. The installation frames a place to look back to its historic use and to examine whether a place for gathering and entertainment can be fragmentally recreated.


Thanks to: Thalia enthusiasts Erkki Ergma and Lauri Hermann, Enn Braun
Supported by: City of Tartu, Cultural Endowment of Estonia 


RaivioBumann (Päivi Raivio (FI) and Daniel Bumann (CH)) works in the field of art and design in public space. Their background in community and public art and scenography direct their approach which they like to call re-choreographing public space. The collective processes their site specific art and design projects by choosing a frame from the environment and by continuing an imaginary story with a new layer in the form of an intervention or art work. Their aim is to create new kinds of interaction, coincidental encounters between people and places and to be reminded of the places we mostly just walk past.

RaivioBumann website

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