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MAAJAAM is an artist and family run project space in an old farm in the countryside of Southern Estonia.

MAAJAAM is concentrated on researching of, experimenting with and reflecting on the relationships between people, technology and nature. Substituting the urban environment with a hilly rural landscape allows us to observe technology in it’s pure form. Mixing the past technological wonders of the historical farm with present day hi-tech offers us a shift in perspective. This perspective is projected through the prism of art.

MAAJAAM is operated by artist Timo Toots and his family. The topics under investigation are closely related to his own artistic practice. His previous works are visible at www.timo.ee.

The word MAAJAAM [mɑ : jɑ : m] means earth station in Estonian. You should pronounce like this.

CONTACTS
E-mail / Facebook / Twitter

LOCATION
MAAJAAM is situated in the countryside of Southern Estonia. Closest town is Otepää 6km away.

Coordinates: 58.09660375, 26.55960917
Altitude: 140m

Maps: Google maps / Open Street Maps / Maaamet X-GIS

Airports: Tartu, Estonia / Tallinn, Estonia / Riga, Latvia

Kuidas tulla?
Sõita Tartust Võru poole, keera paremale Otepää sildi juures. Varsti pärast Valgamaa maakonnapiiri keerab tee vasakule kirjaga “Lutike 2”. Kruusateed pidi sõita 8km. Enne Ponimaa silti, keera paremale ning sõida läbi metsa. Ristteel hoia vasakule. Oledki kohal!

Crew

image Timo Toots
Artist's portfolio
image Aki Toots
image Muuro the Dalmatian
Famous video

image Kalev Toots
Ponimaa
image Tiiu Toots
Ponimaa
image Bianca-Triinu Toots
image Kaarel Narro

Environment

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MAAJAAM is situated in Otepää Nature Park which the largest landscape protection area in Estonia. It is characterised by hilly relief with numerous lakes and hills. The immidiate surroundings of MAAJAAM are mostly grass fields borderd with small batches of forests. There is a small creek running past the farm. The closest lake for swimming is 3km away.

MAAJAAM is situated in a farm built in 1928. The traditional farming stopped in the beginning of this century and the farm was sold. MAAJAAM operates here since 2013. We are re-thinking the concept of a farm in 21st century and re-purposing the houses for the new needs.

Neighboring horse farm called Ponyland is run by Timo's parents. It's a wild place with horses, ponies, alpacas, chickens, dogs, cats etc. Farm visits encouraged!

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Horses of Ponyland
Home
The museum
Open air gallery
Horses of Pony Land
Night falls in autumn