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Gallery Artists > Jaan Toomik

Jaan Toomik

Seagulls 2004

Seagulls 2004
Seagulls 2004
video installation, DVD 1:47 2004

This work, made in collaboration with experimental musician Rainer Jansis, is really a short music video with me as the vocalist and him providing the music. Everything being filmed through the medium of water, it is actually based on a nightmare I had and I think has a number of levels on which it can be read. It expresses those frustrated physical restrictions often experienced in dreams (the inability to run fast etc) and clearly represents the struggle to communicate. It is somehow a desperate, though enigmatic warning. Perhaps it also expresses the fear of getting old or becoming handicapped and less capable physicaly while still needing to express oneself.

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