Requiem, 2022

Used iphone case with inscription, acrylic box
16 x 9.5 x 5 cm

In this piece, a worn-out phone case is silently installed inside an arcylic box, with the word “Requiem” being subtly inscripted onto the case.

A “requiem” is a ritual offered for the remembrance of the dead and the repose of their soul. While the actual body is absent in the box, the void of its shell calls upon the specter.

We all have a very intimate relationship with our phone; we listen to it, caress it, sleep with it day and night. Here, the work stands as a ritual for a dead phone that was once very close to the artist.


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