Laura Kuusk (1982) is an Estonian visual artist based in Tallinn. She has studied at Annecy Higher Art School (DSRA, 2014), the Estonian Academy of Arts (MA in Photography, 2008), University of Tartu (BA in Semiotics and Cultural Theory, 2005) and Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3 (2003). Kuusk has worked as an assistant professor at the Estonian Academy of Arts since 2015. She mainly uses photography, video and installation mediums in her work. Most of her works are connected to recycling anthropological visual materials and the notions of copy-paste culture.
The series Some notes on things around and in by Laura Kuusk is taking everyday things and situations as the departure point for the series of still-lives. The main question the artist is asking herself is how to relate to the things and the environment around us at the current situation. How to relate our bodies to the materials that travel with, within or through our bodies? The artist wishes to comment and organize these thoughts visually though an essai in the still life genre. She would like to make the objects speak about the moment in time in which we live now. The idea that everything seems to be reachable within a few clicks is creating an alienation from real objects and the physical environment.