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ONE WAY TO SEE AMERICA

ONE WAY TO SEE AMERICA

US Premiere

Director: Kai Kaljo

United States, 1999, 3 min

Shooting Format:Beta

Festival Year:2000

Category:Experimental

Crew:Production Company: Hallways Contemporary Arts Center

Email:kaikaljo AT yahoo.com

Web:www.hallwalls.org

Synopsis

"In 1998, I spent some time in Buffalo at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Centre as an artist-in-residence. This was my first visit to America and the video "One Way to See America" was based on my first impressions. I saw a lot of signs and restrictions everywhere, some of them really bizarre (like Am-I -Gone-Funeral Home), started to make photos of them and finally constructed a kind of life story."

About the director

Kai's videos have been exhibited in Finland, Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, Great Britain, Slovenia, Yugoslavia, Lithuania, Poland, Latvia, Hungary, Portugal, andEstonia

Filmmaker's note

I think all my videoworks have something to do with freedom.They also have always been ironic. Maybe it is somehow connected to the fact that Estonia used to be a part of the Soviet Union. In my recent works "Love letter to myself" and "Pathetique", made in 1999 I am dealing with the possible sources of art production, trying to find out where the ideas come from.

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