Gancio (Hook)

1980

Two photos, b & n, coupled (12 X 8.6 cm.) and twine (l. 288 cm., Ø 1 mm.).

The sadness of a hook and nothing to hang

A hook that exists for something to hang!

Faithful to my artistic choices, I no longer had anything to hang on that hook which, overhead, forcefully claimed a lost function.

I took a photo and then another to stop the memory of a lost habit. A romantic gesture that reaffirmed the lost importance of that presence.

I coupled the two photos by sandwiching a piece of string and fastened the whole to the poor hook.

The heavy feeling of the hook vanished instantly and we could both take two different paths.

 

to Francis Picabia