A Place That Changed My Life, a series of photoprojections in public space of Tallinn

Public spaces in Tallinn

13 October at 7 pm-22pm, Tatari 21B: Reginleif Trubetsky “Sinis”
14 October at 7 pm-22pm, Estonia Av 15A: Anu Vahtra “Untitled (a line has two sides aka any of the twenty-four triangles)”
15 October at 7 pm-22pm, Hirvepark: Jaan Klõšeiko “Popivennad”
16 October at 6 pm-21pm, Viru Centre, atrium: Ly Lestberg “Secondhand serenade”
17 October at 21pm-23pm, Vabaduse Square, Gallery of Tallinn Art Hall: Arne Maasik “Berlin”

The artists have chosen locations in public space – locations, which have had a symbolic significance in their lives. Every place inspired a new work, which will be shown in urban space one night only.

The series aims to (re)conceptualize the familiar places of the city center through projections.

By adding photo projections to urban space, flat image space meets three-dimensional urban landscapes where the ratio of the projected image does not merely reflect the surroundings but also creates new realities. Unlike any typical photo observed, a photo placed in urban space provides a spatial experience and an opportunity to feel the concrete place otherwise than usual.


Arne Maasik (1971) acts as an architect and artist since 1995 when he graduated from the Estonian Academy of Arts with a BA degree.
In 1996–2003, he worked as an architect in the company Künnapu & Padrik. Maasik has been involved in planning numerous objects as well as competition works, including the Palm House in Tallinn Botanic Garden, the Radisson Blue Hotel, Tallinn, apartment buildings on the Vabaõhumuuseumi Road, Viru Centre. In 2003–2007, he worked as a creative director in the photography company Grafelin Zepp. Since 2007, Maasik is a founder and an owner of the photography company Decadencity.
He has worked as a lecturer in photography departments of the Estonian Academy of Arts and at the Tartu Art College as well as reviewed diploma works by architecture students at the University of Applied Sciences. Arne Maasik has collaborated with many architecture and art publications both in Estonia and abroad.
Since 2003, he is a member of the Estonian Artists’ Association.


Reginleif Trubetsky (1989) lives and works in Tallinn. Since 2009, she studies at the Photography Department of the Estonian Academy of Arts.
Reginleif Trubetsky cultivates both installation and photo- and video-based art. Since 2008, when Reginleif Trubetsky moved in Tatari Street, into the house designed by architect Karl Burman, this house has become a major object of study for the artist. With its almost hundred years of colourful and inspiring history, the so-called Burman House is a laudable research material for both its incredibly diverse population and interesting architectural concept. Residing in this environment, Reginleif interacts with her art object sincerely and directly.
Reginleif has participated in the Estonian Museum of Contemporary Art exhibitionWelcome to the Machine (2010, curated by Marco Laimre) and a number of workshops on contemporary art. As a poet, Reginleif has been part of various poetry events.


Anu Vahtra (1982) lives and works in Amsterdam and Tallinn. She has studied at the Estonian Academy of Arts (BA in Photography, 2005) and at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam (BFA in Photography, 2007). In 2004, she studied Photography at the Bergen Academy of Arts.
In her work, she has been mainly focused on photography and large-scale spatial installation. However, she has been involved in numerous collaborations across the fields.
She has had two solo exhibitions: Sketchbook. Deconstructing Pärnu: Locations, Individuals (Rael Artel Gallery, Pärnu, 2005) and Homage to Gordon Matta-Clark (A4, Amsterdam, 2009). Anu Vahtra has participated in many group exhibitions in Estonia, the
Netherlands, Norway, Germany, Latvia, Belgium and Slovenia.


Jaan Klõšeiko (1939) lives and works in Tallinn. He was educated as a graphic designer at the ESSR National Institute of Art.
Klõšeiko has been an art editor at the publishing houses Eesti Raamat and Valgus, as well as at the newspaper Televisioon. Additionally, he has been a long-time head artist at the publishing house Kunst. Since 1965, Jaan Klõšeiko has photographed various cultural events, which have significant meaning over time.
Of his personal exhibitions, one could bring out Tallinn – Moscow / Moscow – Tallinn 1956–1985 in Tallinn Art Hall (1996), which was acknowledged with Kristjan Raud Prize. Also exhibitions Homesick („Koduigatsus“, Nokia Cable Factory, Helsinki, 2005);Catapults of Culture („Kultuurikatapuldid“, Haapsalu, 2008) and Autocrat. Disease Treatment („Isevalitseja. Haiguste ravi“, Plate tower, Tallinn, 2010, organised by Vaal Gallery) have been important.
From December 2009 to December 2010, Vaal Gallery published an author column More Than Could Be Seen („Rohkem kui on näha“) by Jaan Klõšeiko with his photographs and texts on the gallery’s website.


Ly Lestberg (1965) graduated Graphic Arts at the Tallinn Art University in 1990.
In art, her main object of interest is to portray people from as many angles as possible – both in artistic and technical terms.
In case of solo exhibitions, she aims to create an exhibition space as a whole, which according to site-specificity would be prevailed upon certain emotional charge. The most important of them: The Earthly Sky (“Maine taevas”), 1992; Pieta, 1997; Insomnia, 1999; Elysion, 2003; Somewhere Else (“Kusagil mujal”), 2005; Estonia (“Eesti”), 2006; I, the Wind (“Minatuul”), 2009. Over the past 20 years, she has organised over 20 solo exhibitions in Estonia and abroad and participated in international exhibitions.
In 1999–2009, she worked as an associate professor of Photography and Graphic Art. She also has operated as a video mounter, she has written some essays on art and literature, designed books and released her album of nude photos titled The Earthly Sky (“Maine taevas”).


Epp Kubu (1982) lives and works in Tallinn and Riga. She has studied Scenography (BA 2006) and Interdisciplinary Arts (MA 2009) at the Estonian Academy of Arts, also Scenography at the Latvian Academy of Arts in 2004–2005.

She has done performances, personal and group exhibitions in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Austria and Germany. She has worked for various theatre projects both as an author and a scenographer.
In 2010, she and Tõnis Hiiesalu curated the site-specific project The Bus Station Is Ringing! Epp Kubu belongs to the performance grouping 10×10 meters.
Since 2011, she is a member of the Association of Estonian Scenographers.


13 October 2011, at 19:00


13 October 2011 – 17 October 2011


Public spaces in Tallinn


Vabaduse väljak 1, Tallinn; Tatari 21B, Tallinn; Estonia pst 15A, Tallinn; Nunne 1, Tallinn; Viru 1, Tallinn



More info

13. oktoober kell 19 Tatari 21B – Reginleif Trubetsky; 14. oktoober kell 19 Estonia pst 15A – Anu Vahtra; 15. oktoober kell 19 Hirvepark – Jaan Klõšeiko; 16. oktoober kell 18 Viru Keskuse aatrium – Ly Lestberg; 17. oktoober kell 21 Vabaduse väljak – Arne Maasik


Epp Kubu


Reginleif Trubetsky, Anu Vahtra, Jaan Klõšeiko, Ly Lestberg, Arne Maasik