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Daily Dozen with Estonian artist Maike Lond 0

Maike Lond (b. 1981) is an Estonian artist working mainly with a focus on the area of electro-acoustic music combined with visual and interactive installations. She has graduated from the Royal Academy of Art in Hague, the Netherlands. Her works have been exhibited and performed at numerous festivals in the Netherlands, Estonia, Finland, and Germany. In 2005 Maike, together with her allies, founded artists' collective MIMproject, which produced interactive theatre and artistic projects involving new technologies. In addition, she is a co-author of and performer in several theatre performances at Von Krahl Theatre and Kanuti Gildi Saal in Tallinn. During the 2013/2014 season her new projects is shown in Tallinn Art Hall, Kanuti Gildi SAAL and Draakon Gallery.

Maike  Lond. Photo: Age Peterson

With her  lecture-performance “Ten Journeys to a Place Where Nothing Happens” Maike Lond will perform in The Festival of Ideas Art and Economics, which will take place in Riga on November 8 - 10, 2013.

Maike Lond's lecture-performance is a result of one and a half year long highly subjective research on the (im)possibilities of financial collaborations with private sector. During the research, partly together with Kaja Kann, Maike Lond tried different ways, from interviews and standard sponsorship search to the actual employer/employee relationships, as well as public presentations and live discussions on Estonian public television, to fulfil her dream, find a long lasting patronage and enter the era of romanticism, where the artist is financially independent of curators, programmers, art institutions, public funds and the politics of Ministry of Culture. 

What’s the best moment of your day?

When I discover that I have managed to realize everything on my to-do list.

Why do you work as an artist?

It enables me to stay alert, "awake", questioning and in love.

Which films, concerts, exhibits, or books have left a lasting impression on you? 

Deafheaven's concert last February, The Life and Work of Manfred MIM, 1920-2020 at the Tallinn Art Hall  and Houellebecq's The Map and the Territory.

Where do you currently get ideas for your works?  

From the gap between me and all the things I don't yet know.

Which work(s) of art would you like to have in your possession?

I’m not a very possessive artist.

What do you do when you’re not occupied with art?

I like to be together with my son, I like to be together with my lover.

Do you sleep a lot?

Much too little.

Do you collect anything?

No. Though I like small hand painted coffee cups.

What is one of the most important things in your studio?

All my sound equipment and instruments.

What do you like to eat, and what don’t you like?

I like the food that looks as good as it tastes and I like eating when I’m not alone.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be?

I liked being a kid.

Name three creative individuals, from any era, with whom you’d gladly spend an evening.

Being generally scared of strangers I’m not sure if it is anyone at all.