The Baltic Way
Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus
A research expedition on bicycles.
The project took inspiration from the Baltic Chain A protest that connected two million people across the Baltic States in 1989 in an act of united dedication towards their independence from Soviet control.
Over a two month period we cycled from Tallinn to Minsk in a process of gathering stories from this time and researching the folkloric traditions of this area.
This expedition lead us into a spiral of storytelling, wild camping, unexpected encounters and generosity.
Supported by the Ferdinand Zweig Memorial Award
On a road of fluid frames, We entered from somewhere.
Borders now perfumed a feeling of fresh ease, haste without goals.
We proceeded past straight lines of tired road-kill, a strange series of milestones.
Turning left, to as tired a tract of land,
Latvia was here.
And here, sleep was ready.