I am there

Installation, 2015, clear plastic sheet, plastic basin, water

The installation is made with a photograph of myself as a baby printed on a clear plastic sheet. The image is put under a transparent baby plastic bathtub full with water so it may allow light to cross the container. Associating this child picture and the amount of water above it, I want to create a discomfort. The position of the basin on the ground incites the bending of the body and to deep gazing of one’s eyes into the child’s. While we are often used to the fast cut moving images of today, the sight of a small child is often different from that of an adult’s: they can look with fixed eyes during a long time. With this device, the spectator becomes a witness to what happens to the child. In case of exile, such for the missing refugee children, the European countries are witnessing what happens, often not acting.