In a time where we are able to manipulate life, adjust the way that we look,
where the possibilities are endless if it comes to body enhancements,
there is one thing we still cannot answer, 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 of intimacy with that person is only one aspect of the pain and grieve,
and often remains unspoken. A difficult time for a widow.
This forms the base for 21 Grams. By bringing different nostalgic moments together
like the scent of his perfume, ‘their’ music, reviving the moment he gave her
her first ring opens a window to go back to moments of love and intimacy.
The cabinet functions also as an acoustic amplifier.
In the back of the cabinet there is room for an iPhone, the music plays through the
flowers on the inside of the cabinet. The key to this cabinet is also a golden collier.
So that she is the only one who can access the cabinet.
The urn offers the possibility to conserve 21 grams of ashes of the deceased
and displays an immortal desire.
If she wishes she is able to have an intimate night with her sweetheart again but
21 Grams is not just a way to tempt a person to revive an intimate night
but more important;
It displays an accusation against the unavoidable passing of life.
21 Grams speaks in metaphors, not in shock value.
photo with model: Sanne Zurne/Yoram Tomasowa