21.10.–31.10.2021, Tue–Sun 13.00–18.00, Vent Space (Vabaduse väljak 6-8, 10146 Tallinn, Estonia)

DOKKING Station functions as a hub for the exchange of ideas and inputs from a variety of sources; it is a conduit for transference. Taking inspiration from how a docking station [dokkimisjaam] acts as an all in one technological solution; this exhibition explores how an intermediary consisting of a series of antiquated ports that allow for multiple forms of communication and information relay, can be understood as a rhizome. As the docking station is permanently in an in-between state, it becomes rhizomatic in nature, with its cables acting like roots.

DOKKING Station exhibition at VENT Space aims to demonstrate the potential of a creative and physical manifestation of a docking station, bringing together a variety of ideas and inputs which reflect the metaphorical use of docking station as a mode of critique for the contemporary art gallery, with a focus on the sensitive relationships between our surroundings, natural environment and new materialism.

DOKKING Station is an open space for collaboration and co-learning, it invites people to both plug-in and unplug, whether to receive information and learning or contribute to the creative transference themselves. It acts as a keystone, as without it, inputs on either side fail to communicate entirely. At DOKKING station, you are invited to choose your port and plug into either side — as artist and/or audience through joining free workshops and talks. Welcome.

23.10 – Large format dichotomy: Photography Workshop by Will Britten
22.10/24.10 – Performative workshop: Beginnings of weaving by Ingrid Helena Pajo
26.10 – Bioplastics workshop by Katarina Kruus

Participating artists: Will Britten (UK), Katarina Kruus (EST), Liina Leo (EST), Eugenio Marini (IT), Kristian Stapleton (UK), Ingrid Helena Pajo (EST)

Supported by Cultural Endowment of Estonia