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Honor your father and your mother


Honor your father and your mother is a video installation that was made as part of the Estafette project (1994), organized by Achterstraat in Hoorn.

A video film is projected on the wall of an old machine factory in Hoorn. The video is an edit of super8 films  transferred to video. They are excerpts from family films, images from vacations, memories and staged scenes. In a voice-over fragments from a diary and other texts are read out.

In front of the video projection there is a bench, made of  Plexiglas, it is transparent and one cannot sit on it. The words “HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER” are written on the backrest. The words are visible in the video projection.