“I started reading about nostalgia, migration, about politics and history of the former Soviet Union. I wanted to understand the East/West dichotomy, how these opposite poles perceive each other, how it shapes our identities and cultures. I was making pictures intuitively whilst thinking about migration, about familiarity, loss and hope. I set out to visit places of significance to me: the remains of soviet era in Vilnius from my childhood. I wanted to see the interiors, the buildings, find the objects from that time. However very soon I realised that I didn’t mean to talk about a particular place. Just like nostalgia itself my work wasn’t about the place, it was about the time. Amber Room was more about the distance in between, the void, rather than what’s on the other side.”

Amber Room by Kotryna Ula Kiliulyte (2/4)

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