DADDY DADDY SLEEP SLEEP SLEEP - CAUSE WHAT IS THERE IT'S OUR FEAR
2:25 min sound video on mix media collage, acrylic on paper, nest made of natural branches, glockenspiel
This project is about weaving and plaiting through memory. Its core is a braided nest made of natural branches, with a colorful glockenspiel in the middle of it. Past comes back with a sound of the old children's play. It's combining the real with the real-like dream. It's made of something that you never said. It was gone before you were there.
The Old Bear is sleep, sleep, sleep
The Old Bear is sleep in deep
We afraid of him so we tiptoe on the grass
Cause when he's up - he will eat us
[old Polish nursery rhyme]
The installation itself stems not only from an old nursery rhyme titled The Old Bear is sleep, sleep, sleep, but also from a book containing a collection of deep-rooted legends by People from the North. Those legends comprise both fear and wonder of the forest, with its many animals, especially bears. But this book is also a very personal memory as it was given to me by my father when I was four.
It brings questions about the relation between collective and autobiographical MEMORIES of which our personal sensation of life is created. To what extent we are made of this bleary and misty tales?
Arteles Center, Finland