CRITICISM - Vilde Andrea Brun. A person doesn't always know what She is longing for. 26.09.2011 - URL (February 2012) http://ytter.no/2011/09/du-kan-lengte-uten-a-vite-etter-hva/
A person doesn´t always know what She is longing for.
Afterthoughts from visiting the contemporary art festival, ART IST KUKU NU UT in Tartu, Estonia.
Laura Toots is another young Estonian artist that impressed me with her work Turnaround (2011). The video shows details from an aeroplane, and makes me think that the artist must have someone in her family who is a pilot, otherwise it would be impossible to do such intimate filming at the airport. It is the security-routines that have to be done before departure that are filmed. The engine is started and turned off again. The plane as a symbol has in many ways become heavily loaded after 11.09.2001. Toots uses this in her work, and manages to build up an intense narrative without too many elements. The stunning thing about this work is in the end how the aesthetics of the plane, or the beauty if you want, are stronger than the trauma made by propaganda the last few years. So this work is part of a healing process that the Western World has added to its own history. Toots is changing how we read the plane as a symbol.