The “Passage”, 2017, wool and metal, 750 x 235 x 305 cm.
National Museum of Contemporary Art, EMST, 2018.
“The Passage” is created from ninety kilos of wool woven on an upright loom. It stands on a semi-circular frame exceeding human height and there is a row of the same material. They serve as cases to receive specific parts of the human body and are inhabited by seven singers per hour. While the performers put on the elements of the piece, the whole composition looks like a revival of a monument’s frieze.
This piece focuses on how civilization deals with personal loss and renders it collective. An archetypal, warm embrace opens before the spectators as a kind of rebirth and collective caring.