Suitcase
2006
Video, 4’14”

A video work and onsite intervention at the same time. For a long time it shows the artist, a suitcase in hand, walking down the dock in Rotterdam. When the camera turns to follow him on his last meters towards the quay we can see the Hotel New York and a sculpture by Jeff Wall, both reminders to the former leaving point for many emigrants on their way to the New World. The artist, so often a foreigner and immigrant in his surroundings, places the suitcase by the waterline and slowly walks out of the picture. The very moment after the suitcase explodes and bursts into flames and pieces.

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