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Composite Countryside (Komposiitne maakoht)

XV Venice Architecture Biennale
Invited participation at The Baltic Pavilion
Palasport Arsenale, Venice, Italy
2016

Composite Countryside is an altarpiece made of paper collages mounted on a plywood and timber structure, stabilised by two concrete bricks. The installation depicts informal bricolage spaces in the sparse Estonian countryside, where functions, activities and their spaces, which are becoming increasingly explicit in urban realms, are significantly more intertwined and implicit, loose and blurred. The representation of naive collages and seemingly ad-hoc structure is inspired by medieval altarpieces where complex narratives full of rich symbolics are presented in visually clear and direct tales. The installation is based on research done at Delft University of Technology and edited for the essay “Composite Countryside” published in The Baltic Atlas (Sternberg Press:Berlin, 2016).

Photos by Johan Tali
The Baltic Pavilion, curated by K?rlis B?rzi?š, Jurga Daubarait?, Petras Išora, Ona Lozuraityt?, Nikl?vs Paegle, Dagnija Smilga, Johan Tali, Laila Zari?a, Jonas Žukauskas