Seared Archive

Seared Archive, 2016

blood, paper stool and performance

28.4×28.4×29.8 cm

Performance duration variable 1hr to 3hrs

courtesy of the artist

photo credit: Rosalie van Deursen

https://youtu.be/lrj1LiHiBc0

 

After that encounter…

…was left with a stained body, a stained memory…

All help was so near and yet so far Her eyes screamed out…

Her tongue clung to the floor of her widely open mouth…

A priest, solider, businesswoman, boda boda cyclist and housemaid take turns sitting on a white paper stool. As each person sits on the stool at intervals, it slowly bleeds staining the archive/body and gradually turning the paper stool red…a commentary on scenes of the growing indifference towards community policing in Kampala’s urban settlements