I’m Trying to Tell You
Description of the Piece
I’m Trying To Tell You is an outdoor installation. It is a round maze made out of light blue poles and a long narrow white banner. The same banner forms the whole maze from its enterance to the center. The cloth hangs from pole to pole as if drying. On the cloth there is something stitched crudely in morse code. There is also a sound of morse code emitted from the center of the maze that is audible until its perimeter.
I’m Trying To Tell You is a piece about the dificulty of understandin each other. We trust in words as our messangers but they often do fail. Unverbal communication is emphasised nowdays but that has its cultural barriers too. Sometimes the message is complicated and it does take a lot of time to transfer and a lot of good will to understand. Also in this hecktic time we tend to give more space to clearly and well expressed thoughts rather then obscure and complicated ones. Of course we all know that they can be equally important but who has time to find out what the obscure message really ment. When we come to art there is the possibility of third space. As long as we have enough empathy to give the piece a chance we can find our own game, our own relationship with the piece that is independant with of what the artist ment. It really doesn’t matter what the morse code says on a sunny summer day as long as you get to play around in the maze.