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.
MAAJAAM is situated in the countryside of Southern Estonia. Closest town is Otepää 6km away.
Coordinates: 58.0987895, 26.5563315
Google maps / Open Street Maps / Maaamet X-GIS
Tartu, Estonia / Tallinn, Estonia / Riga, Latvia
Sõita Tartust Võru poole, keera Otepää sildi juurest paremale. Varsti pärast Valgamaa maakonnapiiri keerab tee vasakule kirjaga “Lutike 2km”. Kruusateed pidi sõita 8km kui jõuad asfaldini. Pärast Vana-Otepää silti, sõida 100m ja keera paremale põlluteele. Natuke raputamist ja oledki kohal!
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 and a swamp pond.
MAAJAAM is based in a farm built in 1928. The traditional farming stopped in the beginning of this century. 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!