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Kalamaja museum's ear imprints.
Kalamaja museum's ear imprints. Source: Flo Kasearu

Kalamaja Museum in Tallinn is inviting people to participate in creating an exhibition by donating plaster imprints of their ears to the museum.

Ears are as different as fingerprints are and thus, they are unique exhibits to a community museum. Artist Flo Kasearu is the museum's "ear curator" who is taking silicone molds of the people living in Kalamaja and will make imprints of them.

The imprints can be seen at a one-day exhibition on September 20 where the museum will be opened for 12 hours. On the next day, the museum will go close for renovations.

In addition to the ear exhibition, you will be able to hear memories from the people of Kalamaja and the sounds of the region from the urban space in the empty museum.

The exhibition was inspired by interviews with people during the preparatory work of the Kalamaja Museum. The echo of the lives of the neighbors was brought out as one site-specific ringtone because of the exceptionally permeable walls of Kalamaja's buildings.

The taking of the ear imprints will take place at the museum on September 8, September 16 and September 17 at 6 p.m. It takes 15 minutes to complete the imprint and the exact time will be specified.

Kalamaja Museum is a community museum located in North Tallinn, which will open its doors in 2021.


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Editor: Roberta Vaino

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