"To the roots"/"Juurte juurde" (2010)

Võru Linnagalerii 10.05.2010-28.05.2010

Eesti Rahva Muuseum 20.08.2011-20.09.2011

An exhibiton project in collaboration with Anna Hints.

The themes are descent and roots. Both authors have ancestors in Old-Võromaa. The goal is to look at our roots in an honest and barefaced way.

Questions asked: How are origin and identity connected? Are your roots the place you were raised, cultural backbround, language, ancestors, or something completely abstract? Do you have any choice in what they are?

On one hand, you are proud to know your origin, and on the other, this knowledge can be inconvenient. Looking at your mother means looking at the inevitability of your derivation. A person can change his/her name, nationality and even gender, but genes stay the same. And you will always remember who you started your life as.

Human roots are like those of a plant. They are the part that the organism can attach itself to in order to get food and support. But the roots are hidden underground. So it is easy to forget about them.

http://uudised.err.ee/index.php?06203617

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Kardinad: Hints ja Plats

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Minu kapp: Hints

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