"Your Time Is My Time" editors Merilin Talumaa and Annika Toots launching the book at L'AiR Arts Research Residency in Paris. Photo: private collection

We are happy to announce the New York launch of Your Time Is My Time on November 15 at 6pm at Canal Projects. The book is presented by editors Annika Toots and Merilin Talumaa. The launch includes a discussion between artists Emilija Škarnulyte, Viktor Timofeev and Sandra Skurvida whose visual contributions and essay are included in the book. The discussion is moderated by Kari Conte. Books will also be available for purchase at the event.


The launch is followed by a performance collaboration by Emilija Škarnulyte and Shamica Ruddok starting at 7.30pm. Deep sub frequencies, meditative drone sounds, pulsating rythmic loops and processed live vocals come together to immerse attendees in The Aphotic.


Your Time Is My Time (2023) analyzes contemporary artistic practices among artists from Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania in the context of evolving global networks and art production. The book focuses on artists from the Baltic countries who have been living and working outside of the region for longer periods of time or who have been engaged in a nomadic lifestyle, constantly travelling between different cities and countries. It explores different aspects of migration, precariousness, belonging, and community-building in the practices of these artists, in order to reflect on how the working conditions shape their artworks.


Your Time Is My Time also captures a turning point in the perception of temporal, geographic, and social proximity, and the shift towards finding more sustainable artistic methods and practices in response to deepening economic and ecological distress. Has this current era of crises resulted in new ways of working? How has the meaning of home and workplace changed?


Your Time Is My Time is edited by Annika Toots and Merilin Talumaa.


Texts are written by Inga Lāce, Sandra Skurvida, Emma Duester and Neringa Černiauskaitė


The book includes visual contributions by Žilvinas Kempinas, Vytenis Jankūnas, Viktor Timofeev, Ella Kruglyanskaya, Daiga Grantiņa, Ingel Vaikla, Pakui Hardware, Merike Estna, Agnė Juodvalkytė, Katja Novitskova, Dorota Gawęda & Eglė Kulbokaitė, Lina Lapelytė, Evita Vasiļjeva, Emilija Škarnulytė, Laura Põld and Maria Kapajeva


Design by Kert Viiart


The book is published and distributed by Mousse Publishing and Roots to Routes


The event is co-organized by Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center (ECADC) / Kai Art Center and Roots to Routes. Supported by Baltic Culture Fund, Estonian Ministry of Culture and Consulate General of Estonia in New York