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KIWA (ki wa, Kiwanoid) : multichannel meta-artist, blends the meaning of authorship on different levels
practice: gallery installations, texts/books, music/sound, curating, painting, video, performance, conceptual projects in media and public space make up one consistent text, a personal semiosphere, where one theme is expressed through different mediums
art: draws on tautological semionatics and very white cube specific situations, pop lifestyles and the counter cultures, cryptic texts, multimedia lectures, theories and practices in the field of micro-literature, pseudoidentities and )F#&?=!0ö:;. often described as "anarcho-pop", "metaphysical conceptualism" or "deconstruction of socio-symbolic net of current society"
recent appearances incl:
tallinn: nu performance festival, kumu art museum
bogota: black leather
manizales: theatre festival
nyc: the kitchen, yvon lambert gallery
london: tate modern, milch gallery
amsterdam: stedelijk, deappel
moscow: tseretely gallery
minsk: 1st electronic festival
partners/shared stage with incl:
alexei borissov, dopplereffekt, kap bambino, agf, signal, pomassl, mouse on mars, vector lovers etc
from 1995: 30 solo exhibitions in estonia, belgium, czech, poland. participation of over 100 exhibitions and festivals in europe and america
published: 3 books, compilation of estonian experimental literature
he started experimenting with with sound in the late 80s, was involved some of the fastest punk-bands in the 90s (most notably nyrok city) and moved to the electronic sound around 2000. he has been organizing the noise/sound-art platfom "metabor" and founded The Festival of Non-Existent Bands wich later became the Robodada label with his partner SS Fabrique. beside hyper-optimistic robo-punk moniker Kiwanoid, he also plays improvisational solo lives, that stream from idealistic glitchy soundscapes to psycho-noise. he also mixes his sound-based projects with elements of performance, visuals, text, lecture, presentation, installation, site-specifity etc.