Posts Tagged ‘Estland’


Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

„News“ Installation, Uue Kunsti Muuseum, Pärnu October 2008

News 1

Photo: Annu Wilenius

An Estonian newspaper from the year 2002 is assembled to create a large size wall and is fixed to the museums wall. After the visitor has said to himself “what’s that?!”, he comes closer and sees that there has been something slightly altered to the newspaper pages. Private photos and small sections of text that have to do with Estonia, Mongolia and the private life of the artist, are mixed in with the newspaper articles and photos. They help the experienced museum visitors, to make interconnections and sense between events from the year 2002, which fate brought accidentally together in a newspaper.

Materials: Newspapers “Postimees”, Photocopies, Gaffa tape

News 2

Photo: Agnes Domke

Ambition. These are so gracious and ambitious children. Six years ago I shared 3 rooms in a wooden house in Tartu with two young Estonian women.One of them was learning for her A levels sitting shaking with cold under the blankets of a large marriage-bed in a gloomy room consisting only of the bed and an old huge black kitchenstove. „We were teached by our parents ambition, to learn and work as hard as we can to get a good education, for that we could later on do good for our country, for that small Estonia would be strong and recognized one day.

Ambitsioon. Need on nii heasoovlikud ja ambitsioonikad lapsed. Kuus aastat tagasi jagasin ma Tartus ühes puumajas kolme tuba kahe noore Eesti naisega. Üks neist õppis eksamiteks suures abieluvoodis tekkide all külmast värisedes oma sünges toas, mis koosnes ainult voodist ja suurest vanast mustast pliidist. „Meile oli eeskujuks meie vanemate edasipüüdlikkus võimalikult kõvasti õppida ja töötada hea hariduse nimel, et me saaks hiljem oma riigile kasulikud olla, et väike Eesti saaks ühel päeval tugevaks ja tunnustatuks”.