Villem Jahu

born 1985, Tartu, ESTvlm
lives and works in Tallinn, EST
villemj(ät)gmail.com
+372 55580559

soundcloud.com/vllm
noolegrupp.blogspot.com

VILLEM JAHU is an interdiciplinary artist who works mostly with installations and performances. Since 2010 his focus has shifted more towards the field of sound, both as a solo artist and also in collaboration with other musicians, dancers and visual artists.
His sound is strongly influenced by Musique Concrète, noise and lo-fi aesthetics, all that in playful free-improvisational mixture.
Main topic of interest currently is encorporating the complex sonic image of natural sounds into the world of experimental electronic instruments and interactive installations.


next:

Autumn 2016 tour with Jonas Van den Bossche & Tont

26.09 – LT Vilnius – Kirtimu Kulturos Centras

29.09 – PL Poznan – LAS

30.09 – DE Dortmund – MEX

01.10 – NL Tilburg – Gifgrond (duo with Jonas Van den Bossche)

02.10 – NL Rotterdam – De Nieuwe Ruimte

15.10 – DE Berlin – Hangar 49 (duo with Jonas Van den Bossche)

16.10 – DE Berlin – Noiseberg

18.10 – Dresden – Zentralwerk

 

doings:

28.08.16 solo sound performance @ A L A T E A D U S Closing Event, Amandus Adamsoni Majamuuseum, Paldiski

27.08.16 Window Show, City-Tour-Art-Exhibition, Tallinn (curating together with Paulo Ramos & Kersti Vallikivi)

2016 july, sound installation Experimental Field, exhibition Omega 3, Mooste, Estonia

2016 may, solo exhibition Paldiski soundsystem, Amandus Adamson Studio Museum Gallery, Paldiski, Estonia

2016 april, album presentation performance @ Arhiiv, Tartu

2016 april, sound design for Saskia Järve‘s exhibition “Mälu kaob”, Tartu Kunstimaja, Tartu

2016 march, soundscape for Mikk Jäger’s installation Transition Area, EKKM, Tallinn

2016 jan 201501 / lyllemäe mixtape –  split tape with Underground Forest, c90

2015 oct, Live audiovisual performance in KUMU Art Museum

2015 oct, Beach (→, installation) event Blue Blood, Balti Jaam depot, Tallinn, EST

2015 sept, 4 channel sound performance with Taavi Suisalu, MIMStuudio, Tallinn, EST
2015 july, sound performances with Taavi Suisalu, Loviisa & Helsinki, FI

2015 july (Silma)piiripunkt, (→, installation), festival Future-Horizon, Muhu island, EST
2015 Metamorphoses of the Black Square (photo, video) KUMU, Tallinn / group exhibition

2014 THORNMENTA (→, installation), Super Tokonoma, Kassel, Germany

2014 OKKAVIBRA (→, installation), Kreutzberg Pavillion, Berlin, Germany

2013 GOOD DEAL (→, installation), Estomania Festival, Huuto Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

2013 MAN OVERBOARD, (10x10meters, “dance” performance) Kanuti Gildi Saal, Tallinn

2013 The End of The World is a Catastrophe Only When Someone Survives (10x10m, performance), Made in Estonia Maraton, Kanuti Gildi Saal, Tallinn

2012 Human Forestry (10x10meters, performance, video), Esityskomposti, Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland

2012 Next Wave (→, installation), Estomania Festival, Gallery Oksasenkatu 11, Helsingi, Finland

2012 6×10 Heroes (10x10meters, performance), Kanuti Gildi Saal, EST

2012 A Horse, Indian & Red Haired Girl (→, installation), 2nd International Tartu Print Festival, Estonia

2011 survial kit. from estonia with love (→, installation), Survival Kit Festival, Riga, Latvia

2011 For Love Not Money. For Beginners (→, installation), 15th Tallinn Print Triennal, EAST Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia

2011 FULL OF LOVE (→ , installation), Gallery Metropol, Tallinn

2010 Passage (→, video installation), Pärnu Filmi- ja Videofestival FIDEOSUPERMARKET, Port Artur2, Pärnu

2010 Bussijaam Heliseb (→, video installation), Tallinn Bus Station, Estonia

2010 Fallen Madonna With Big Boobies (→, painting, video), EAST Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia

2010 Pidusöök(Stiihia) (→, performance), Kiltsi lennujaam, festival Seanahk, Estonia

2010 Sculpture&Palimpsest (→, photo), Nabaklab, Riga, Latvia

2010 Black Sea (→, performance), Diverse Universe 2010, Pärnu

2009 Paradise Is Not Lost (photo), Tsereteli Art Gallery, Moscow

2009 Immunity Summary & the Outside World (→ , installation), Y- Gallery and Kultuurikatel, Tartu/Tallinn

2009 Landscape With an Arrow (→, paintings) Võru Town Gallery, Estonia

2008 Execution (photo), IX Biennale of Graphic Art of the Baltic Sea Countries Kaliningrad-Königsberg, Kaliningrad, Russia

2008 Casting Fro a New Member (→, installation), 1st ARTISHOK Year Exhibition, Tallinn Town Gallery

2007 Money For Nothing or Flowerchildren (→, installation), Draakoni Gallery, Tallinn

2007 A Man and a Woman (→, photo)Tallinn IXV Print Triennial, Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn

2007 Jeune création européenne, (→, video), Montrouge, France

2007 Violently Happy (→, installation/photo), Tallinn Town Gallery

2006 Snow-White’s Campaign (→, full-house installation), Kullo Gallery, Tallinn

2005 Living Sculptures (living sculpture), Tallinn Art Hall

Discography

2016 201501 / lyllemäe mixtape –  split tape with Underground Forest, c90

2015 Live Recordings 2012-1014, C60, Trash Can Dance

2013 Kuldaveärt Karud – Æstivation, C60, Oluheli Records

2012 Kuldaveärt Karud – sügis 2011/kevad 2012, C60, Oluheli Records

2011 Demo Träcks, cd-r, self released

Studies

2008 – Estonian Academy Of Arts (Interdiciplinary Arts, MA)

2009 – 2010 Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Facultad de Bellas Artes

2004 – 2008 Estonian Academy Of Arts (Graphic Art, BA)

Scholarships:

2009/10 Erasmus Placement in Valencia, Esp

2007 Eduard Viiralt’s fund

Organized Workshops / exhibitions

2016 Window Show, exhibition-city-tour, Tallinn (with Paulo Ramos, Kersti Vallikivi)
2014 “Ear Swap” (with Hannah Harkes), sound dislocation, city tour, Tallinn, Helsinki, Vilnius

Collaborations

2015 – sound-art collaboration with Taavi Suisalu

2014 – adhesion / dance-music-performance group, with Hannah Harkes and Kaspar Aus

2011 – Viru Realist / black psychedelic music group, with Lauri Koppel

2006 – Kuldaveärt Karud / art-music collective, changing lineup over the years

2004 – → Noolegrupp / artist group, with Triinu Jürves

→ = projects made by →Noolegupp