A School Trip
The work is in the shape of a small three-dimensional object, consisting of many small sepia photos, resembling school ID photos, arranged in bundles and tied with grey string. Linked together, the bundles form a shape resembling a bus, and the attached wooden wheels emphasize this gesture. The artist used an element from his private archive to create the work – a photo of his father and his school friends, taken during a school trip in 1914. It was a typical souvenir photo, portraying about thirty boys standing in several rows. The artist enlarged their faces, tied them into bundles and arranged them in the shape of a bus.
The artist marked his father’s photo with a glass plate, although – as he admits – he was not entirely sure whether the face did in fact belong to his father. The work is displayed in a wooden box resembling a coffin made of simple, wooden boards.