Two Years of Tracking Down Imaginary Latvians

Two Years of Tracking Down Imaginary Latvians

"Imaginary Latvians always seem to make “cameo appearances,” popping up when you least expect it."Continue Reading →

“Comfortable Doesn’t Interest Me”: Laura Sintija Černiauskaitė

“Comfortable Doesn’t Interest Me”: Laura Sintija Černiauskaitė

Laura Sintija Černiauskaitė’s novel Breathing into Marble is a dark, compelling tale of a family torn apart and a woman driven to the edge of madness.Continue Reading →

Filming Visaginas: Lithuania’s Nuclear Russian Butterfly City

Filming Visaginas: Lithuania’s Nuclear Russian Butterfly City

In the early 1970s my parents moved from Russia to Vilnius, the capital of the Lithuanian SSR, in search for work and better life. This is where I was born.Continue Reading →

Capturing Middle Europe: the MAP6 Collective in Lithuania

Capturing Middle Europe: the MAP6 Collective in Lithuania

"We were all drawn to Lithuania... not only the newest addition to the Eurozone, but also the geographical centre of Europe."Continue Reading →

Monumental Time, the Soviet Dream and Estonian Music

Monumental Time, the Soviet Dream and Estonian Music

Monumental time sits outside the progress-driven historical time of Soviet utopian ‘millennialism’Continue Reading →

An Accidental Record of History: Dialogues in Silver

An Accidental Record of History: Dialogues in Silver

"This series combines photographs made by my father in the 1980s and pictures made by me as a response 30 years later."Continue Reading →

Nine Months of Deep Baltic, or See You in September

Nine Months of Deep Baltic, or See You in September

Deep Baltic is taking August off while we work on a few big changes to the site, but we hope you’ll be back for more in September. In the meantime, we…Continue Reading →

Dillwyn Smith: Through Daugavpils’ Windows to Rothko

Dillwyn Smith: Through Daugavpils’ Windows to Rothko

The artist Mark Rothko was born in 1903 in Daugavpils, today the second-largest city in LatviaContinue Reading →

Experimental and Extraterritorial: Riga’s Russian-Language Orbita Group

Experimental and Extraterritorial: Riga’s Russian-Language Orbita Group

For almost 15 years, the Orbita group of Riga-based Russian-speaking poets have been redefining Russian-language poetry in Latvia.Continue Reading →

Gradually Fading Beauty: Early Estonian Computer Art

Gradually Fading Beauty: Early Estonian Computer Art

Over the 25 years since the restoration of its independence, Estonia has become well-known internationally for its technological advancement – it was the first country in the world to bring in…Continue Reading →

Kaunas Art Deco: Reminders of Lithuania’s Modernist Interwar Capital

Kaunas Art Deco: Reminders of Lithuania’s Modernist Interwar Capital

"Kaunas’ Art Deco interwar modern architecture is unique to Kaunas, because it’s not a direct copy of French or German architecture."Continue Reading →

Return to Kražiai: Small-Town Lithuania and a Mysterious Discovery

Return to Kražiai: Small-Town Lithuania and a Mysterious Discovery

In 2000, Mindaugas Kavaliauskas, a Lithuanian photographer, found himself in Chicago...Continue Reading →