Stone Deaf

Graphite on paper, HD video 5' loop
rubbing dimensions: 160 x 100 cm (unframed)
2009 - 2010

As the result of a petition made by the British Communist Party, Karl Marx's remains were moved in 1954 from their original burial site (1883) to the main avenue of Highgate Cemetery in London. In 1956, a 4 meters high bust of Marx was unveiled. The original graveyard can still be identified among the weeds, with a broken stone marker serving as a disclaimer, announcing to the visitor that Marx is not buried there anymore. The installation is composed of a rubbing made on the stone marker and a video showing ants, wasps and a snail crawling along the cracks of the stone.

View at Witte de With, Rotterdam, 2010




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