About Exhibition installation (Estonia, 2017)

Solo exhibition at Narva Art Residency, Estonia
September 8 – October 8, 2017
Curator: Liisa Kaljula

The body of work is based on my research and interviews I did with a community of the closed textile mill back to my home town in Estonia. Both of my parents used to work at that mill also. The title of the exhibition is borrowed from lyrics of ‘March of Enthusiasts’, written for a Soviet film ‘The Bright Way’ (1940), where protagonist, a weaver, made her journey from a peasant to a stakhanovite. The song became a hit during the Stalinist era. Although, this line from the song lately was censored and changed due to a sound doubt in the word ‘unclear’. The exhibition for its first time took place at Narva Art Residency, in a building, which used to belong to the mill.