untitled (kotti)
concrete, paint, b&w print
165 x 215 x 15 cm
64 x 84 x 5 inches

(kotti) is a sculpture composed of a photographic collage attached to a piece of concrete wall. The image, taken in Berlin, shows a block of buildings covered in satellite dishes, a precious tool for immigrant populations in Europe. The object, an artifact of the foreign-born person’s exile, allows him to maintain a televised connection with his country of origin. A symbol of post-migration, it crystallizes the complexities of geographic and cultural displacement. The satellite dish, common in social housing, has become – for a population torn between languages and societies – the emblem of a perplexing search for cultural belonging.