Evaristti Studios
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Goodbye Kiss

2003

Goodbye Kiss

In 2003 Evaristti was commissioned to produce a work for a single day at Trapholt. On the day of the exhibition Evaristti invited a Muslim woman from Lebanon to the museum. The aim was that on the day of the exhibition the two would visit shops in Kolding and purchase the ingredients to make a suicide bomb. Marco Evaristti, who is of Jewish extraction, took the photograph of him and the woman while they kissed. They both drew blood, which was mixed and then applied to the photograph. The ingredients for the bomb are contained in the suitcase.

The photograph at the same time refers to romantic photographs, with two lovers kissing each other farewell and to the terrible events when seemingly normal people suddenly prove to be suicide bombers. The suitcase is ready. Where will they go?