Screening and discussion “Agents”

Roots to Routes

Les Parallèles du sud – Manifesta 13 Marseille

28.08. – 25.10.2020


Curated by Merilin Talumaa, Maija Rudovska, Justė Kostikovaitė


Screening and discussion Agents

Moderated by Gustav Kalm

Participants: Anastasia Sosunova, Evita Vasiljeva, Antoine Nessi, Merilin Talumaa

October 16, 2020

93 Rue de la République, 

13002 Marseille


Who are we? What defines us? What traditions, folk-tales and habits are at work when we speak about our roots? Working along the lines of identity myths, ghosts of the past and present, for the project Roots to Routes artist Anastasia Sosunova created Agents  – a new moving image work around the reception of folk art during quarantine.

We will be premiering the newly commissioned video work Agents by artist Anastasia Sosunova, followed by a talk with curator Merilin Talumaa and artists Evita Vasiljeva & Antoine Nessi of the exhibition Same door different street where the screening will take place.


Anastasia Sosunova is a visual artist based in Vilnius. Her multidisciplinary practice consists of video, installation, sculpture, graphic art and writing. Sosunova manipulates personal stories, images that define locations and the subtle material gestures people leave behind in the environments they inhabit. Recent exhibitions and screenings include: Riga Biennial of Contemporary Art 2, Riga; Kogo, Tartu; online pavilion of the Wrong BiennaIe; I: project space, Beijing; Contemporary Art Center, Rupert and Editorial, Vilnius; The Sunroom, Richmond/USA.

Gustav Kalm is a PhD candidate in Anthropology at Columbia University. Formerly trained, as a lawyer, his research looks into government through ordinary bureaucratic techniques in international economic law. He has a long-term interest in political and legal iconology. Besides academia, he has worked on fostering better relations between the Estonian and Russian speaking populations in Estonia through cultural events.


Anastasia Sosunova, "Agents," 2020. This moving image work has been commissioned for "Roots to Routes".