(Look behind you, lest you swept away)
salt block, straw (+sheep)
25 x 25 x 175cm
A statue of salt, representing a woman, is surrounded with some sheep. It is destinated to disappear under the lick of the animals. It refers to the woman of Lot in the old testament, when they run away from Sodom and Gomorrah. The Book of Genesis describes how she became a pillar of salt after she looked back at Sodom. The command was given, "Flee for your life! Do not look behind you, nor stop anywhere in the Plain; flee to the hills, lest you be swept away". In this case, I change the negation, and I make the order become the contrary, as if it was important to look behind to go further this time…beyond the religious story.
Production Fondation SoutHeritage, Matera (Italy)