Flo Kasearu – We Are On the Way, 2012

<p>We are on the way is a video installation where a fire truck potentially filled with water is seen riding in slow motion, at five to ten kilometers an hour along the streets in a Tallinn residential neighborhood. The fire truck, which should act quickly to arrive at the scene, has lost its possibility to help, meandering eternally along the streets. The possibility of the fire truck and the firefighters arriving and rescuing anyone has become unreal, placing the rescue and possibility of the rescue in generally in doubt.<br></p> <p><br></p><p>–</p><p></p><p>Flo Kasearu (b.1985) is an artist based in Tallinn. She studied Painting and Photography at the Estonian Academy of Arts, and Multimedia at Universtität der Künste Berlin under Rebecca Horn studio.<br><br>Kasearu’s earliest performances conceived during her studies addressed tradition, national identity, and the academic environment of art schools. Her subsequent projects dealt with local political and ideological contexts, the artist often working and exhibiting outside of the white cube gallery set up. Kasearu has shown works in various public spaces, in her Tallinn home which she transformed into an eponymous house museum (Flo Kasearu House Museum, 2013-ongoing), a women's shelter (“Festival of the Shelter”, Pärnu women’s shelter, 2018). An intervention titled "Great great great grandscribble-weasel" at the Koidula Museum (dedicated to Estonian poet Lydia Koidula) took place in Pärnu in 2018.<br><br>Flo Kasearu’s recent exhibitions and performances include "Endangered Species", solo exhibition at Tartu Art Museum (2020); "Performing the Fringe" at Konsthall C, Stockholm, curated by Jussi Koitela and Inga Lāce (2020); “There and Back Again”, group show curated by Kati Kivinen and Saara Hacklin, Kiasma, Helsinki (2018); “Soon enough”, group show curated by Maria Lind, Tensta Konsthall (2018); “State is Not a Work of Art”, group show curated by Katerina Gregos, Tallinn Art Hall (2018); “Members Only”, Performa 17 Biennial, curated by Esa Nickle and Maaike Gouwenberg, New York (2017). </p>