Taavi Suisalu

My studio is my mess, my experiment, my warehouse, my freedom.

What I do in one sentence: I try to create miniature utopias that act simultaneously on technical, metaphorical and poetical levels.

Why I didn’t get a proper job: I tend to be perfectionist towards details in an unpractical manner. More often than not, this can be a detriment in “proper jobs” and thus my output is most effective if I can choose my own targets and timelines based on my own interests. I’ve had some stints and I still do to support my practice, but time and energy is limited, so one has to choose carefully.

An artwork I dream of and I would get accomplished if space, time and money were abundant: With one of my previous works, Distant Self-Portrait, I imagined that the perfect scale would be if the visitor would be equal to the size of a pixel.

Why I do what I do: Curiosity, challenges, learning by doing.. and also to show that it can be done, to inspire others to explore their own creativity and ambitions in whatever field they choose to operate in.

Artists, I have on my watch list (and why): People tend to respond to this that there are too many, and there are, but here you go: Agáta Marzec, Agnes Meyer-Brandis, Andrea Galvani, Aram Bartholl, Astrid Myntekær, Bertrand Planes, Brian House, Christina Hemauer and Roman Keller, Cy Keener, Dmitry Morozov, Egor Kraft, Erik Bünger, Erwin Driessens and Maria Verstappen, Evan Roth, Dmitry Gelfand and Evelina Domnitch, Exonemo, Félicie d’Estienne d’Orves, Francis Alÿs, Guido van der Werve, David Haines and Joyce Hinterding, Helen Evans and Heiko Hansen (HeHe), Visa Suonpää and Patrik Söderlund (IC-98), Jacques Perconte, James Bridle, Jenny Odell, Jonas Lund, Julian Charrière, Julius von Bismarck, Katie Paterson, Kerstin Ergenzinger, Krišs Salmanis, Lauren Lee McCarthy, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Lawrence Malstaf, Liat Segal, Lise Autogena and Joshua Portway, Maarten Vanden Eynde, Marco Barotti, Marcus Coates, Mario Klingemann, Nick Laessing, Quadrature, Ralf Baecker, Richard Vitols, Samuel Adam Swope, Tabita Rezaire, Tavares Strachan, Tomás Saraceno, Trevor Paglen, Vadim Fishkin.

I am afraid of war.

I know that a piece is finished when it’s done.

How I want to be buried resp. words I want to be written on my tombstone: Let the feast begin! Capsula Mundi seems like a great poetic way to go back into cosmic circulation.