Anna-Maria Jams (a graduate of the Sally art studio):

Contemporary art is like one big test. There are so many opportunities today to make art out of anything, from rubbish to high tech. I really like this freedom. At Eksperimenta! the works ranged from wall to wall, and I think it’s good for young people to be able to participate in such undertakings, without any major restrictions on anything. There is only the theme. Freedom, which contemporary art contains, is the most important aspect for the young when they decide what to present as their competition work, especially since the school is already beginning to establish some restrictions and specific tasks.

I am a country girl myself and have often driven to Tallinn through the Lasnamäe residential district. The huge blocks of flats there have always reminded me of ant hills or termite mounds, because there is so much commotion. So I imagined a block of flats as a home for ants. Sugar was the only way to link ants with a block of flats. People are indeed like ants: they work, scuttle around, eat and sleep. Up early and late to bed, and all of them so close together. For me, video is the most fascinating outlet and the wood near my home is an ideal place to work. It took me ten days to produce a three-minute time-lapse video about an ant hill, which will one day be destroyed, just like everything in the world of people.

Anna-Maria Jams
Sic Transit Gloria Mundi
video, 3 min.