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We were hungry before we were born

  • "O sonho de Wagner". Plataforma Revólver. Lisbonne, Portugal

We were hungry before we were born
(Nous avions faim avant d’être nés)
2012
Laque blanche murale, 126 x 174 cm. Crâne humain soclé et doré à la feuille d'or 22.5 carats.

"We were hungry before we were born" est une vanité, s'inscrivant dans la continuité du genre qui invite à méditer sur le caractère fugace de la vie, la fuite du temps, et du triomphe de la mort.

Sur une surface rectangulaire blanche, brillante, immaculée, s'y trouve soclé un crâne humain.
Le crâne est criblé d'une balle.
Sa cavité à été dorée à la feuille d'or, mettant en lumière son relief rhizomique et accidenté.
"We were hungry before we were born" signifie l'appétit pour ce qui a manqué, et désigne l'envie, pulsion de mort.

 

We were hungry before we were born
2012

White wall lacquer, 126 x 174 cm. Human skull base and gilded with 22.5 carat gold leaf.

"We were hungry before we were born" is a vanity, part of the continuity of the genre that invites us to meditate on the fleeting nature of life, the flight of time, and the triumph of death.

On a white, shiny, immaculate rectangular surface, there is a human skull.
The skull is riddled with a bullet.
Its cavity has been gilded with gold leaf, highlighting its rhizomic and rugged relief.
We were hungry before we were born, means appetite for what was lacking, and designates envy, a death drive.