Tallinn Photomonth '17 01.09–29.10.2017

Imagining Places

Film programme


Sõprus cinema

Christina Stuhlberger, Malapascua, film still

This film programme is a collection of new and old audiovisual works, which takes the viewer on a search for the notion of “place” through language, identity and memory. Selected films unveil stunningly beautiful and personal stories about the search for roots and belonging. These works discover the poetics and performative characteristics of camera movement detecting the tension between space, architecture and the human body. The programme creates a dialogue between well-known artists and young filmmakers who work in the expanded field of contemporary moving image practice.


Ingel Vaikla is a visual artist and filmmaker from Estonia, currently based in Belgium. In her work she mostly questions the relationship between architecture and its users, and the representation of architecture in camera based mediums. Ingel was part of the team representing Estonia at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale with a contribution titled How Long is the Life of a Building?. Her documentary film The House Guard has been screened at numerous international film festivals and exhibitions. She recently finished her latest film Roosenberg that speaks of the author’s encounter with a fascinating monastery in Waasmunster, Belgium, designed by Dom Hans van der Laan. In addition to her work with Tallinn Photomonth biennial, Ingel is curating a film program for the International Interior Architecture Symposium SISU.


Supported by the General Representation of the Government of Flanders at the Belgian Embassy.