2019 The Passage (Abidjan)

Created for the Abidjan Green Arts Biennale 2019 in the Banco National Park, Abidjan.

Site-responsive artwork, dead tree over a dry riverbed, covered with clay from close-by river.

The Passage consideres questions of transformation, healing and passing through stages of life and death.

The found, fallen tree crosses a small dried riverbed, which turns into a stream of water during the rainy season. It offers a passage over, but it also connects to the river. It is dead, but offers nourishment for new plants to grow from it. Clay has healing properties and in this case also serves to highlight the Passage.

According to the philosophy of the Abidjan Green Arts Biennale, all works were created with found, bio-degradable materials and as temporary works.