Installation with video (02:25min), (2013)
This work is based on a quite personal story, but I like to see it as a platform that can be used for anyone to relay to and to connect to. It started with different photography’s from “platanos” the cooking bananas. They became sculptures and characters – intuitively I coupled them with words and sentences I wrote before hand. The cooking bananas are symbols for me for the country of the origin of my father. Growing up without a father is a story I share with many people, nevertheless it is a formative experience and so it became a subject of this work.
The pictures of the bananas were transferred on a wooden plank and furnished with sand bags, so that by lifting them ones could have a physical experience. Each word or sentence had a different weight.
Text from the video