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Liina siib
Video | hdv | color | 3'15'' | Estonia | 2016
In the video “Orbs” we see two persons playing with an old armillary sphere. This old tool is a model of objects in the sky, one of the oldest astronomical instruments in the world, one of the first models ever made. Representing the heavens with the sun as center, it is known as Copernican armillary. By a simple gesture of moving the armillary rings as heavens, one can demonstrate how the stars move. We see the two people moving the stars and by that they are moved by the stars.
Liina Siib is a visual artist who lives in Tallinn, Estonia. She holds an MA in photography from the Estonian Academy of Arts. The themes of her works range from femininity and social space to different manifestations of people’s everyday practices, to work and leisure time routines. She works with video, installation, photography and performance. Liina Siib has had solo exhibitions in Estonia, Germany, Belgium, France, Sweden, Finland and Latvia. Her works have been presented at a number of exhibitions and festivals in Europe, Asia and the USA. In 2011, Liina Siib represented Estonia at the 54th Venice Art Biennale with her project ‘A Woman Takes Little Space’. She has also curated art and culture projects in Estonia, the UK and Belgium. Since 2015, she works as the Professor of Graphic Art at the Estonian Academy of Arts.