Melody Panosian


Zaida Guerrero Casado & Melody Panosian

Site-specific installation; Coartyard east side, Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig

Cobblestone, white rope, wall 


@ HGB Rundgang 2016

We provoked, and promoted a wound on what would normally be a solid and stable base. We altered the ground made out of cobblestones.
We wrapped the cobblestones in ropes and placed them carefully back into their original holes.
One of them was placed prominently on the sidewalk, marking the outside. Another cobblestone was also placed outside, right in front of the wall, and on the other side of the wall. The rest of the cobblestones shaped a long two branched scar.

The “wound state”, which reveals the sand underneath the cobblestones, allowed two different possible evolutions: the healing phase through which the lived experience or even the pain could be integrated. Or its reopening by pulling the stones out again, which implied a revision, a reawakening of the pain where aggression and suffering would meet. Thus, the cobblestones had the potencial to be a stitch but also a weapon.

In any case, the wound offered the chance to build something new as a result of an interaction. The decision relied on the visitors, who transformed and manipulated the work. These interventions were revealed through time.

Posted in Object and Performance.