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New Video, New Europe

A Survey of Eastern European Video
January 11 – February 22, 2004

 
Kai Kaljo
(Estonia)
Love Letter to Myself, 1999
5' 3
 
Love, anger, joy, even indifference--all of these have found expression in art, but what about something as humble as contentment? Given enough time and space, Kaljo was able to get the job done. During a residency at the Nordic Center for Contemporary Art in Finland, Kaljo began to feel guilty about being given a large studio meant for a sculptor. After weeks of social and creative lethargy, all she had to show for her stay was having become sensitive to the passage of light through a set of clerestory windows. Kaljo nevertheless felt good about herself. So good, in fact, she was able to forgive the misogyny of Bob Dylan's song Just Like A Woman and turn it into an homage to herself.
 

   
   
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