Waiting For Godot

This Too Shall Pass Solo Exhibition of Habib Saher in Baku, AzerbaijanInstallation 2016

Waiting for Godot is an installation as a part of the exhibition "300 Words On Resistance" which took place in Yarat Contemporary Art Space in Baku, Azerbaijan, 2016

Concept:

We are all going to leave this world one day. There are things which are unpleasant for almost everybody to think about such as the truth that everybody we know and love is eventually going to die one day; or that we will probably face our parents and grandparents pass away some day in fu- ture. These truths are always around but we usually try to chase these thoughts away. The installation muses on the subject of loss and consists of a tree in the center with several portraits made of hollow plas- ter forms hung from its branches. Each of the portraits are hung with metal wires that go through small glass pipes. These pipes are sealed on both ends and con- tains exact amount of acid that is needed to corrode the metal wire within a time pe- riod between 1 to 3 weeks. When the acid weakens the metal wire to the level it can’t handle the weight of the portrait, the wire breaks and causes the portrait to fall and break into pieces. In the end all the portraits will be laying on the ground in pieces. This installation is a small reminder for us to appreciate the presence of our loved ones while we all have the opportunity to still be together.

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