The Beginning of the Odyssey

(2004)

 

92×123×74 cm

White florescent tube (night light) & iron table.

 

This piece is the first piece of “Odyssey-i” project. It is a “sculpture in the round” and it must be shown in absolute darkness. An English text is written on the tube which is taken from the last sentences of The Unnamable, a novel by Samuel Beckett: , it will be I, it will be the silence, where I am, I don’t know, I’ll never know, in the silence you don’t know, you must go on, I can’t go on, I’ll go on.

 

On the table, there is an image of a Hermit Crab and a shell, scratched on iron. There is also an English text which is scratched and printed on the iron table:

 

 “Hermit Crab, common name for any member of a family of marine crabs and for several related terrestrial crabs. They are found on or just off the coasts of Europe and the Americas. Hermit crabs, also called robber crabs, are armorless animals, They insert their abdomens into gastropod mollusk shells that they carry about with them for protection. The abdomens of the crabs are soft and asymmetrical, flexed and twisted to fit into the whorls of the borrowed shells. Their abdomens are so soft and covered with very thin skin, the hermit crab's first line of defense against dehydration is to stay out of the sun during the day. Hermit crabs are often forced to seek new shells because they have outgrown their old ones; they change their housing whenever chancing upon another shell into which they can fit. See also Intertextuality, Bloom, Harold. Barthes, Roland. Kristeva, Julia. Genette, Gérard.”

 

 
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