Video Installation, 2020
Working with the same metaphor I wanted to enrich the experience of the viewer and, therefore, decided to do it in a way where the moving video was a testament to an issue I wanted to highlight but at the same time represented the root ignorance.
In the installation piece, therefore, the ‘ice seller’, an atmosphere is created where there is actual ice being melted and the water is collected in buckets. On it, a video is projected of a small boy who is selling ice. The melting is synonymous with his time being wasted away which could be better spent in acquiring education.
The purpose of collecting water instead of letting it flow away serves as an open ended question: will it be used to make ice again, hence containing the cycle of child labor or will the cycle be broken by utilizing the water somewhere more productive?