Burrows. Flights

Gallery Hobusepea, Tallinn, Estonia
September 5 – 22, 2019

whichever path I choose
as a way to get in this burrow
it’s always empty
I have chosen the wrong path

for I always carry a mirror with me

to choose a path to the burrow
I begin to move from afar
begin to get ready
begin to deny all the things that the mirror doesn’t show
I start to pick words and sacrify

the hungry mirror bites my finger

on the way to the burrow I take a detour to my childhood

I put the pencil next to the bed

I crawl through the stone through the blood vessels
but as I get to the burrow
the burrow is empty every time
there is no one left there


poems by Katrin Väli, sculptures/clay drawings/installation by Laura Põld

graphic design by Aadam Kaarma & Sandra Kosorotova (AKSK)

video production by Lukas Eggerth

carpentry work by Mihkel Lember (Tehniline Direktor)

documentation by Sten Saarits

Displayed books:

  • The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins by Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing;
  • Down to Earth: Politics in the New Climatic Regime by Bruno Latour;
  • New Dark Age: Technology and the End of the Future by James Bridle;
  • Meeting the Universe Halfway: Quantum Physics and the Entanglement of Matter and Meaning by Karen Barad;
  • The Book of Humans: The Story of How We Became Us by Adam Rutherford;
  • Form and Object: A Treatise on Things by Tristan Garcia.