Colorful Danger, Safe Grey (2014)

I had already for a little while the dream about a piece that could capture the complex phenomenon of 'the suburbs'. How every house is the same, safe, but grey. I looked for a vantage point to tell the story in a way that speaks to the imagination, and still could show the artificial aspect of those neighborhoods. Everything converged magically when I got my hands on the book 'Tales from outer suburbia' by Shaun Tan. It became a work about a journey through an environment that becomes so burdensome because of the similarity of every street. A trip where a child in all nativity searches for the end of the world. And when it becomes so disillusioned because of the artificial aspect of the neighborhood, it reaches the edge of his world. Let his legs dangle across, the world at his feet.