Flo Kasearu and Tõnis Saadoja at CAC Vilnius
November 25 at 6 PM the opening of Flo Kasearu’s and Tõnis Saadoja’s joint exhibition "21:05:09" / "14.6.09" takes place in Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius.
On the historic night of Stalinist mass deportations, but 68 years later, Tõnis Saadoja photographs Tallinn’s empty road intersections and creates a clear and laconic field of meaning – at first sight we see mainly the absence of people. Flo Kasearu’s video projection "14.6.09." (aka ESC) on the other hand refers to a certain date a few years ago when some race horses escaped from the hippodrome of Tallinn. The moving video graffiti on Tallinn’s nighttime facades presents us a galloping white horse, a roaming metaphor for escape in the dark shadows of the city. The exhibition is accompanied by a publication consisting of "deported" text fragments from the classics of world literature, history books and newspapers, which also contribute to the general discomfort born out of the deterritorialization of all countries, peoples and histories.
The exhibition is supported by:
Estonian Ministry of Culture
Estonian Embassy in Vilnius
Centre for Contemporary Arts, Estonia
Image: Flo Kasearu, still from video "14.6.09"