Edition: PROTO + 7 + 2 A.P.
Photography: Mark Sturkenboom
Photography with model: Sanne Zurné/Yoram Tomasowa
Material: compressed wood, mouth blown glass, rubber, 14kt gold-plated brass, golden pendant/key
Size: 25*15*15 cm, aprox. 2 kg
In a time where we are able to manipulate life, adjust the way that we look, where the possibilities are endless when it comes to body enhancements, there is one thing we still cannot change: the unavoidable passing of life. Or can we? 21 Grams is a memory-box that allows a widow to go back to the intimate memories of a lost beloved one. After a passing, the missing intimacy with that person is only one aspect of the pain and grief. This forms the base for 21 Grams. The urn offers the possibility to conserve 21 grams of ashes of the deceased and celebrates an eternal desire. By bringing different nostalgic moments together like the scent of his cologne, their special music, reviving the moment he gave her her first ring, opens a window to go back to precious moments of love and intimacy. She is able to have an intimate night with her sweetheart again. The cabinet also functions as an acoustic amplifier. In the back of the cabinet there is room for an iPhone. The music plays through the ‘forget me not’ flowers on the inside of the cabinet. The key to this cabinet is also a necklace worn next to her heart so that she is the only one who can access the cabinet. 21 Grams is not only a way to tempt a person to revive an intimate night but is a physical affirmation of love against the unavoidable passing of life.
The key is also a golden collier that
provides acces to the cabinet.