Pille-Riin Jaik

Academy of Fine Arts Vienna | Vienna, Austria

Pille-Riin Jaik (born 1991 in Tallinn, Estonia) is a Vienna based interdisciplinary artist working with video/ performance as well as sculpture and installation. She has a Bachelor of Photography from the Estonian Academy of Fine Arts and a Master of Art and Digital Media at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Her work is focused on text, plants, surplus and waste materials/ thoughts in feministic and class aware discourse. Her work has been screened in several film festivals around Europe (21st Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival, Diagonale 2018, FrauenFilmTage 2018, VI Kinodot Experimental Film Festival in St. Petersburg, Red Love international video competition in Sofia, etc). IN AND OUT OF FOCUS / 2013 MEET ME HALFWAY / 2015 TANGLED / 2017 THE DARKEST FLOWER / 2019 STILL OF A HOUSE / 2019 XEROINES / 2020


Austria, Estonia / 2020 / 18'

Xeroines aims to do its best to walk on uncertain grounds between despair and hope / present dystopia and disregarded utopian possibilities / sadness and its dismantling. It wishes to offer a stage for fruitful thoughts of different kinds of realities / utopian dream worlds. To places where the dark base of the world could be remade into a most beautiful militant / resisting flower. It wants to stir up the mind’s landscape as a growth place that could become a planet Earth instead of a violent Mars. The leading lights in this quarrel are the thoughts of Constance DeJong, Audre Lorde, Simone Weil, Valerie Solanas and post-industrial former military landscape in Paldiski, Estonia.Pille-Riin Jaik