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Triin Kerge

  • Faculty of Fine Arts
  • Contemporary Art
  • ma

Young Artist Award

  • "Siberian Children" and "Mountains as far as the eye can see..."
  • Tutor(s): Marika Alver / Birgit Püve


The deportation in March 1949 affected the lives of many people.
The children who were deported or born in Siberia are the last to remember the deportation first-hand.
However, their position is controversial: they have many beautiful childhood memories of Siberia, but are aware of the difficulties their parents encountered.
Although they were repressed, they do not want to be victims, but to move on with their lives.


The installation “Mountains as far as the eye can see…” consists of two parts: two photographs of landscapes presented in spherical slide holders and quotes pertaining to landscapes presented as shadows.

The connecting element of the two parts of the work is the light that illuminates both of them. The shadows of the text engraved on glass represent the past and homesickness felt by the mothers’ generation. The slide holders convey the ambivalence of the children’s position.

Photograph from the installation “Mountains as far as the eye can see…”
Photograph from the installation “Mountains as far as the eye can see…”
Slide holder
“Sometimes I hear a sound in my ears sitting here, I see a blue stretch of water, the sea in front of me. It is as if I were stood in the arms of the wind and the storm on the edge of the rebellious sea, I see the waves rolling against the shore, spraying foam.”
“The new moon lights up the silent and ominous silhouettes of the mountains. Mountains, mountains as far as the eye can see — to the south and north, west and east.”