Child Adult, 2007.
100 x 80 cm,
C-print on aluminium.
Ed. 5 + 2 a.p.
Let’s see: in this image we see a grown-up, who pretends to be a child pretending to be a grown-up. If you are a woman, I’d like to ask: did you dress as a woman when you were child? What kind of clothes did you choose? Did you choose as decorative dresses as possible, too big shoes with high heels, all the jewellery you get your hands on? Did you caress furs or velvet? Did you sprinkle perfume all over? Children dressing up as adults have the same goal as men dressing up as women: ultimate, perfect femininity.
Did your parents take photos of you? Did you look proud, dignified, happy? The child/adult in this image looks downcast. Being grown-up apparently was not quite was it was supposed to be. Or perhaps she’s just concentrated on summoning a certain memory: she’s just about to capture that fleeting moment…