The idea of the exhibition came from a series of photos which the artist started taking several years ago at different hostels in Estonia. Inn as a stopover that cuts the road into two; in between those two it is possible to accommodate parallelly flowing stories and hidden narratives. A pause in a movie frame, a hiatus before moving forward, a moment in a pressure field. In this spacetime, the development of things is less important than silent swaying where the fixed point is a randomly happening synchronism and its shifting out of place. It’s like a border where slipping over the edge is unavoidable, yet stopping time and hibernation are both possible.
Mari-Leen Kiipli (1988) studies at the Estonian Academy of Arts’ Photography department’s Master of Arts programme since 2013. Since 2011, Kiipli has also been studying Semiotics and Culture Studies at the University of Tartu. She has also studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (2014). Mari-Leen Kiipli has graduated Tartu Art College where she studied photography.
She is the cofounder and active member of Rundum artist-run space. Kiipli has been actively participating in exhibitions since 2008. “Stopover” is her first solo exhibition.
We would like to thank: Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Art Hotel Pallas, Estonian Spirit.