Material: chains,oil painting on canvas,interior wood construction
The sentence at the bottom of this installation reads: "I was going up and down the stairs, minding my own... Read More
The sentence at the bottom of this installation reads: "I was going up and down the stairs, minding my own business, when, suddenly, it came to me: I would never walk in someone else's shoes."
This is an insight I had as a child, walking up and down the stairs at school, looking at the girls around me. The work is part of a series of such epiphanies (in production), translated into monumental works in different shapes.
The painting is hanging from the ceiling from chains: symbol of our imprisonment in our own body. The shape of the installation reminds the staircase and the eternal going up and down stairs, as a torture of Sisyphos: we are emprisoned in our daily condition, for ever going up and down on the same stairs...
I am the only girl looking "at the camera" (see detail photo). Staring at my current self from the past, dressed in my sixties school uniform, but always the same person.
The text at the bottom is painted in a typical old-fashioned fiction-book typo (Century Schoolbook), in order to enhance the story-telling character of the work.
The painting is two-sided, so the actual painted size is TWICE 170 x 280.
Due to some exhibitions, delivery is possible after the Summer of 2024 only. The price does not include the installation cost (dependent on location of buyer). Installation starting from 500€.