Why do things have to be so hard, Iron wire, black foam, photographic paper, Mousse magazine N.54, site specific, Milan
As a study of tension, the project Why do things have to be so hard is a set of 5 creative ideas becoming artworks before their complete realisation. A three dimensional sketchbook realised for Via Fairini Run Space in Milan is composed of several attempted sculptures and installations but never completed, displayed on walls and doors. The picture above represents a missing sculpture that was not completed due to complications associated with costs and transportation limits.
Art is often challenging.
The title of the project originates from a lecture on KAROSHI (suicide attempts due to excess work) in Japan. A letter left by a young and desperate woman to her mother before committing suicide asked “Why do things have to be so hard?”