2016 – A dog’s heart – installation – photographic prints, suitcase and chair
A dog’s heart
The car they’ve lent us is an old estate car.
We decide to take a tour of the island.
When we get to the car we all look at each other, there’s six of us…
Someone has to travel in the back.
I’m the smallest one, so in I hop.
I remember when I was a girl I often ended up in the trunk, only a few people had cars, and we all left for holidays together, including the dog.
Moving backwards takes you back to the meaning of time; you don’t have a vision of the direction you’re taking, of what you’re going towards, of a goal, but you just make space for your eyes, for the things you’re walking away from, like a sweater worn the wrong way.
A “see you later” instead of a welcome.
And here I make space for a sufi quote:
“The past is an interpretation. The future is an illusion. The world does not move along time as if on a straight line, going from past to future. Time moves through us and inside us forming infinite spirals.”
Elif Shafak “The forty rules of love”
Installation with suitcase and photographic frames.