art:i:curate network // meet Heidy Purga
12 nov 2014 by Nur El Shami
Every week we select people from our platform and get to know them. We spoke to
Heidy Purga about music, vinyls and Parliament elections.
Profession: Tv producer/councellor of ERR (Estonian Public Broadcasting)
Secret profession or as kid I wanted to be: Singer / songwriter
AIC: How would you describe your own personal aesthetic?
HP: Sound from 60’s and 70’s, Scandinavian nature laying around the urban landscapes.
AIC: How would your friends describe your personality?
HP: Braveheart with a great mission.
AIC: What inspires you?
HP: A moment. A moment before: touching an old vinyl with my hands before listening, a moment before decision, a moment before answering a phone, a moment before a kiss, a moment before falling asleep, etc.
AIC: Who's your hero?
HP: My little son Villiam.
AIC: Do you consider yourself a collector? If so, what do you collect?
HP: I do collect vinyls. Music from 60’s and 70’s, soul, funk, disco, blues, rare grooves. I consider myself as a beginner, this has been my hobby over 10 years. I would love to collect Estonian art, there's going on a lot in Estonian creative fields.
AIC: What's your most precious possession?
HP: A curious mind.
AIC: What does the term curating mean to you?
HP: Giving a chance and freedom for creation.
AIC: If you could curate an exhibition, what would it be about?
AIC: How did you discover art:i:curate?
HP: Through a good friend. I'm loving an idea about giving a chance, a platform to talented people!
AIC: What do you like about art:i:curate?
HP: Freshness, mostly. And that feeling without any boundaries.
AIC: Favourite art:i:curate artist(s).
HP: I'm discovering yet.
AIC: How do you usually experience art ?
HP: It doesn't always happen in galleries. Quite often it could be a moment of your everyday life you are surrounded by.
AIC: Tell me something about yourself - anything.
HP: After becoming a mom, after 20 years work in Public Broadcasting house, re-reforming a radiostation and producing the biggest musicshow in national TV I decided to step out of my comfort zone and run for a Estonian Parliament elections.