I was born in the outskirts of Tallinn in 1989 at the tipping point for Estonia, when the restoration of full country’s independence from USSR was declared. The monumental surroundings where Igrew up were impregnated with the spirit of the 80’s. Places like a sandbox, tree house and balcony played a significant role in my childhood. These were the places where we could hide and be save from the dominant Soviet panel buildings common in the area. After the collapse of USSR, the remnants of utopian monuments peacefully continued their existence into already alienated for them future.
In my practice I work around the topics of architectural ruins, archaeological remains and collective memory. Often finding the interest working with classical and antique assets that due to anachronism shift to the background of our habitual environment. I believe there is a significant potential that hides behind the history of objects, and by applying the layer of ‘recovery’ over them they start to evolve. By ‘recovery’ I indicate the conversion of object’s physical characteristics but preserving integral part of its aesthetics. The liquidity and distortion that the history brings to us in the form of its remnants is what interests me in exploring these themes