cambeck

Last year at the 56th Venice Biennale I saw this video at the Angolan Pavilion by Binelde Hyrcan called Cambeck. You see 4 boys seated in small holes dug out in the sand that resemble car seats. The boys face the Atlantic Ocean and talk to the taxi driver who uses a flip-flop as steering wheel. The boys talk about family abroad, the slums back home and the dream of global travel. The video also refers to the traffic jams that plagues the capital of Angola, Luanda, where you can spend up to 4 hours getting across the city.

the key in the hand

the key in the hand

The Key in the Hand by Chiharu Shiota, the Japan Pavilion at the 56th Biennale di Venezia. A maze of more than 50.000 keys which were collected the past months with a donation campaign from across the world. Each key represents a memory, a story, a door to an unknown world.

The keys are held together by wool thread and form an impressive red rain cloud above two old boats. The boats symbolize two hands catching a rain of memories pouring down from the ceiling.