I’ve asked myself so many questions, too many times; why do we feel ashamed? Why am I carrying this guilt? Why does he/she not feel the same and what is our relation to it? You stand in front of a room-shaped structure with parables to a confession booth. Fabric is draped down the walls and the structure is separated into two booths. Getting closer to the object you’re walking into a kulisse. As to the two parted rooms - on one side you can see a pair of feets showing behind a drape. At the left side you are invited in as the drape is partly open; if you sit down you will hear voices.
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FORGIVE; FORGAVE; FORGIVEN
Sound, fabric, wood
Duration: 40 min
To the right sitting down you can hint the other booth through a “window”. e idea is based around projections of our representations of qualms, voices are taken from pop-culture movies, scenarios lingering in shame/shaming, guilt, confession and redemption. e layers of the work, meaning; the draping, the structure, the audio and the static performer - are all parts of the interpretation, as the duality of a conscience and the needs it evolves. Participating you can look at its representations from the inside and the outside, both visually and metaphorically.
I thought of dressing my guilt up in satin, talking about all the sins I never felt.