funeral

of horses

Twenty wooden beams with two guitar strings each are played by a wheel with Mongolian horsehair. Mongolian horses were of extreme importance during the era of Genghis Khan to the extent that forty horses were reputedly sacrificed at his tomb – his steeds would be needed in his afterlife, and their gallops can be heard on this forty-string soundscape.

 

The horsehair itself is hard to tame - it is constantly attempting to break free from the wheel. It craves for wildness and freedom while simultaneously issuing  cries of pain.

 

When on view, each of the forty strings is severed progressively during the length of the exhibition. One by one, the horses were killed, but their paths were not erased.

Selected Press: The Creators Project

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