Beatrice Caracciolo

84,5 x 120,5 x 14 cm

Wood and galvanised iron

The lamp is built on a rectangular wooden base that supports the nine vertical branches of the hanukkiah. The ninth, which symbolises the shamash, is at the centre and is the tallest. Part of the surface is covered with nailed lengths of galvanised iron. Metal fragments assembled by the artist create ephemeral barriers that offer no protection. Breaks, traces of uneven segments appear to have been dug into the surface. Each detail seems to suggest that the artist wanted to sculpt the lines rather than the material, as if shaping an empty object.

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