lucas di pascuale - argentine
On The Roof
floppy disks, metal wire, tree branches, mud, stone, electric wire and light bulbs
Today is Friday July 6th and the plane in which I was traveling has just landed in Amman. I’m in Jordan because I will take part in the Shatana workshop. In my suitcase I have 121 floppy disks that I had kept in a drawer. A person carrying a sign that bears my name will be waiting for me. On leaving the airport we will do 90 km until we reach Shatana, where friends, the night and the wind wait for me. Shatana is a small settlement in Jordan that seems to be isolated from the world. On the roof of one of its houses I placed 25 objects that spin in the wind. The house is deserted. Many have abandoned their houses in Shatana. The objects I put up on the roof of that house are built of logs, stones, floppy disks, wire and mud. I also used wooden sticks with which the participants of the Shatana workshop dissolved sugar at our breakfast. They are city and countryside objects, they are public and private, they are individual and communal, they are small windmills. Shatana is a small settlement in Jordan that seems to be isolated from the world, in this place I was happy learning to work with the wind.