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Shapes & Distances
Ingel Vaikla

Publication coordination by Laura Toots
Texts by Alicja Melzacka and Laura Toots

Shapes and Distances by Ingel Vaikla tells in the first place the story of a city and its inhabitants. But it also indirectly tells about the filmmaker and her doubts: her struggle with the question of the representation of Eastern Europe and with her own authority in the process of meaning production. This second ‘meta-meaning’ is communicated through particular directing and editing choices. The film counters the increasingly popular mode of depicting the post-Soviet cities.

Published on the occasion of Ingel Vaikla’s solo exhibition Shapes and Distances at Beursschouwburg, Brussels (8.02.–21.03.2020) in collaboration with the Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM), Tallinn

148  ×  210 mm
32 pp
Offset printing
Staple binding
In English
Visuals by Ingel Vaikla, including archive material
by Yevgeniy Abdulaevich, from Museum of City Slavutych and Central State CinePhotoPhono Archives of Ukraine named after H. Pshenychnyi; quotes by Svetlana Boym
Graphic design: Jaan Evart & Ott Kagovere
Typeface: Times New Roman     
Paper: Holmen Book White 70g, UPM Sol Matt 70g
Printed by Printon
Supported by Embassy of Estonia in Brussels, Estonian Ministry of Culture, Estonian Union of Photography Artists (FOKU)
Edition of 1500
Published by Lugemik & Beursschouwburg & 
Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia (EKKM)
ISBN 978-9949-7368-3-6