SKATKA’s video State of Cloud (2014) deals with post-internet issues and aesthetics in an Estonian-specific manner. It plays with English and Estonian computer language, 1990s pop songs and Estonia’s current comeback through the widely popular Face Show (Your Face Looks Familiar, in the vernacular), Estonia’s reputation for e-success and the pride that the nation takes in this and myths of greasy pony-tailed IT-men; on the other hand, the video reflects on the world-wide increase in esoteric practices and beliefs. For example, the video shows that pony-tailed CERT-men form such an old myth that nobody even thinks of them any more because what they do is too intangible for most people.

SKATKA – Mikk Madisson and Rainar Aasrand

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