The artist´s comment on the artwork: “Two villages near the Latvian-Estonian border. One, Estonia’s Penuja, and the other, Arakste, at Latvia’s most northern point. The Latvian spoken in Arakste has noticable Estonian phonetic influence. Language there used contains adapted Estonian words, however with differing application of Estonian phonetics and diacritics, making it unintelligible to Estonian speakers. It is a transformation into a separate, third language – Estonian sounds, diacritics, and even grammar, with Latvian grammatic structure.”
The artwork is participating in MyEstonia? competition
'My Estonia?' calls for reflections on Estonia through the eyes of foreigners. For some participants, Estonia might be a chapter of their lives, for others it may evoke more arbitrary associations or Malevich “Black Square” type of interpretations - all in all, the competition looks for a wide array of playful approaches.
A selection of works from the competition participated in ArtVilnius ´18 on 7-9 June 2018.
Online voting to identify the winner of the Public Choice Award took place at NOAR.eu art platform from 28 June until 12 July. See all participating artworks and the results of the competition HERE!
NB! As the purpose of the competition is not commercial, the participating artworks are not sold through NOAR. Nevertheless, prices are indicated as in case you would purchase any of the artworks, we are happy to put you in touch with the artist to agree on terms of purchase, delivery, etc.