WHITE LINES – an installation
This installation is based on the books about Vita, the girl who paints the white lines on the road. 230 children (ages 5-6) took part in the creation of this peice. The goal was to create a world in which Vita lives. The children were given a block of wood to make a house out of.
I am interested in collaborations with children because I love their direct and spontanous way of making art. It is very inspiring to me. In return I want to give them a story that opens up rooms for their imagination.
Working title: Vanitas vanitatum omnia vanitas (the vanity of vanities)
The title is taken from a Bible quotation from Ecclesiastes (1:2). Vanitas is a common motif in art history showing the transience of earthly life. Still lives of decaying flowers or the use of symbols such as a skull or a clock. In my vanitas piece I create a human being out of a parsnip, and then I leave it to dry out and eventually vanish. I am documenting the process in still images and video.