“LA BORSA DI WINNIE” (2001)
bags with various sizes: m. 2.40 x Ø120; m. 2.70 x Ø1.20; m. 2.80 x Ø1.25; m. 3.70 x Ø1.65
An installation of oversized bags, each of which narrates elements of my being. They contain videoed traces and a soundtrack of water. The images related to my persona are photos I took of myself with a digital camera and re-elaborated on the computer.
The images of flight were downloaded from internet and computer reworked. The sounds of water are taken from the CD mers & ocean Nature découvertes. Some bags are empty and represent the future waiting to be filled.
Winnie, the dialoguing voice of Samuel Becket’s “Happy Days”, is continually opening and closing her bag and taking out one thing after another, the most common of objects…I therefore reflected on my own bag, its contents, my past, present and future experience. What had I put into it? What do I want to pull out? There are many things I have inside. I think about my life, my persona, my eyes, my glance: traces of my being that scrutinize reality, consisting of passions and dreams. Scrutinizing beams playing over quivering seas…And then the dream, my best-loved dream, the dream of flight…it is time to make it come true: a flight, free flight, in liberty – as my soul wishes to be. And then water, ever my principal element. What then remains is the void,
how much more time is needed to fill it…I’m in no hurry! (Laura Ambrosi)