Exhibition: ON + OFF. (Dis-) Embarking Rhythms of Transient Communities
A Network Installation by Stop and Go, Port of Talinn, Estonia
DATE: 10/9/2015
ON +  OFF.  (Dis-) Embarking  Rhythms of Transient Communities
A Network Installation by Stop and Go, Port of Talinn, Estonia
From September 10 to 20, 2015, 9:30 to 20:00.

"Set up in the public space of the Tallinn harbour area, this intervention is both a part of a research project and a contribution to the satellite programme of the Tallinn Architecture Biennale “TAB 2015 Self-Driven City”.


A conventional trailer for boats has been adapted for use as a part of a mobile research lab, e.g. as a drawing board for large-scale two-dimensional mappings done on tour or, in this case, as a supporting structure for a larger scale three-dimensional installation.

On the macro-level this network installation represents an abstract map of the paths of individuals travelling from their departure point to their target destination with a ferry line operating regularly between Tallinn and Helsinki.

Via integrated loudspeakers the visitors of the installation can listen to narratives about the actors’ motives, rhythms, rituals, and routines parallel to their routes. These micro-narratives relate both to the individuals’ biographies and to more general historic, political, and economic transformations of the Baltic area, thereby interrelating transnational mobility flows and place-making in very specific sites. Moreover, these stories address socio-cultural/economic differences and effects that cause, among other things, (labour) migration and cross-border investment and consumption.

Paths and narratives are based on interviews done on site, but the characters are partly fictionalized to widen the scope of experiences. The installation does not intend to represent the final results of the larger research project rather to trigger further expertise from mobile individuals passing by during the period of construction and exhibition."

More details: website.