Photo: Siim Tiirik (An image if our neighbours dressed in period costume is pasted into the bricked up window)
Between the 15th of July and the 31st of August we spent a six week MOKS residency in the small Estonian village of Mooste, creating a body of work to address themes that emerged during the first week of our stay.
Window Pictures is an idea that has grown from seeing blocked-up windows in Tartu and Tallinn, that have all been painted as real windows. On one house in Tartu they have even painted a series of portraits that wave down to pedestrians on the street. At the old distillery in Mooste the wood is painted over as brickwork.
The MOKS house also has a few bricked up windows. We wanted to fill one of these spaces with a photomontage based on one of the images taken at ‘The Baron’s Clothes’ photo shoot. We are pleased that our neighbours Monika, Ingrid and one proud father (permanent residents at MOKS) can now be found looking out from he building.
Further MOKS Residency interventions: