The film programme for Tallinn Photomonth 2019 focuses on experimental film and highlights the tension between black box and white cube, documentary and fiction, film and video art. The programme aims to create dialogue between avant-garde archive and contemporary newcomers, between well-known artists and young filmmakers who work in the expanded field of contemporary moving image practice.
Three evenings of film, each followed by a moderated talk with the filmmakers, will take place at the Sõprus art house cinema.
Ingel Vaikla is a visual artist and filmmaker based in Belgium. She graduated from the Department of Photography of the Estonian Academy of Arts (BA 2015) and film programme of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent (MA 2017) and is currently attending the postgraduate residency programme HISK in Ghent. Her research focuses on the relationship between architecture and its users, and the representation of architecture in photography and film. Vaikla’s films The House Guard (2015) and Roosenberg (2017) have been screened internationally at film festivals and art institutions such as IDFA in Amsterdam, Màntica Theatre Festival in Cesena, Kunsthalle Wien in Vienna and Tramway in Glasgow. Vaikla has curated experimental film programmes with a focus on artists’ moving images for the International Symposion for Internal architecture SISU and for Narva Art Residency.