norbaf – Everything is going to be alright, 2015 – (101.7 x 73.8 x 10.5 cm)
The sentence “Everything is going to be alright” is made up of 355 syringes lying on a wood and solid paperboard base. That is the exact number of injections (copaxone®) I had between from the 5th of July 2013 to the 4th of July 2014, which is my first year of this therapy. The background is a series of stylised images of the human body, front and back, with the date and the spot “x”, where the injection has been made. No “x” showing, the days I have not done any injection. The images are in chronological order from the left side.
The main idea I wanted to represent is the contraposition. If you look at the work from faraway, first thing you see is “Everything is going to be alright”, a hopeful message that shows a positive outlook on the future. When you look closer though, the optimistic idea is spoiled when you realise how the sentence has been written. This is done creating a contrast between the semantic of the message and the means used to write it, that is the syringes. That is to show that, depending on how you look at a situation, the perception and the meaning of the same situation can change; s ame thing can have the opposite or different meaning, if seen from a different perspective.