VILDE ROAD CASE
Room installation, silver gelatin prints, text, map, newspaper cutouts, furniture, dimensions variable, 2010
“Vilde Road Case” is a narrative room installation. It’s the home of a self-taught investigator who’s solving a murder, which actually took place in Tallinn on June 21, 2010. The walls of the room are filled with photographs and descriptions of suspects, newspaper cutouts, evidences and a map, on the table lies a typewriter and the whole room is filled with clues. The investigator is spying on the murder scene for suspects and is secretly taking photographs of them. He is using the same methods that were used by criminalists Alphonse Bertillon and Francis Galton about how to identify potential criminals by physical features. The absence of the investigator in the gallery puts the viewer in the position of the detective and hopefully starts a film alike narrative.