Fideelia Signe Roots
Tallinn and Tartu (Estonia)
I am an interdisciplinary artist. Many of my works grow out of my feminist standpoint. I have worked on national and gender identity, ageing, artists’ social issues and so on. My ideas often take a form of absurdity and conceptualism. Sometimes the result will be site specific or a guerrilla art. I haven’t got a favorite medium. I choose tools from my toolbox according to the situation. During last few years I have been involved in several teaching projects. I worked as voluntary art teacher at Tallinn Prison and and I have been successfully teaching guerrilla postering and gender related art at Estonian Academy of Arts.
My projects include performance Angst where I walked 161 km bare breasted for women’s right and artistic research Woman as a Heroine, where I explore the female hero representation mainly in Estonian mythology and history. This is my PhD project at Academy of Arts. 2012 I made one year performance Drift where I stopped making art and watching art for one year and studied at confectionery school during that time.