Cream Hand Mixer #2

Cream Hand Mixer # 2, 2017

 

Cor-Ten steel, painted iron, Full HD monitor, Bose speaker and audio, 450 x 100 x 100 cm

 

The work Cream Hand Mixer # 1, taken from the Kindergarten cycle of works that tackles the topic of the violation and degradation of children's rights, is dedicated to the topic of children used by adults as tools of labour. This installation has the appearance of a swing, but at the same time looks like a gearwheel, in a reversal of the scenario that destroys that magic of the game, bringing the tragedy of the exploitation out into the open. The video found within the sculpture reproduces the images of a little boy, embedded in the object and obliged to work polishing shoes, distorting the playful function of the swing, while the voices of children chanting the words of an old nursery rhyme in the background drag the spectator without warning into a broken fairy-tale dimension, revealing how the natural meaning of play and childhood itself has been turned upside-down.

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