Monday, December 25, 2006

Runo Lagomarsino

Strange Fruit (Ceuta)
Single slide projection, metal and paper2006

About the work:

The title of the work is taken from the song Strange Fruit most famouslyperformed by Billie Holiday. The song condemns the racism in United States,particularly the lynching and burning of African Americans that wasprevalent in the South at the time when it was written, in 1937.The movement both in time and geography that the work suggest (to the year2006 in the south of Spain), connects the contemporary development of fencesand borders to the origin of the song. Pointing at a new and at the sametime old form of politics, between the different historical moments.

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