Mattress, bottom sheet, comforter, pillow,
936 plastic bags, Nautical map, Vinyl Text
SVA Open Studios Exhibition New York
Curated by Keren Moscovitch
This work consists of a mattress, a comforter and a pillow made of discarded plastic bags. The bed represents our most intimate habitat in which to feel safe and sheltered, it is a symbol of regeneration but also of suffering and passing, in the bed you are born, you love and you die. The symbolism of the bed is complex and in this case the bed also highlights the habitat we are building with plastic in our oceans.
The title Pequod refers to the whaling ship commanded by Captain Ahab who was obsessed with catching the white whale named Moby-Dick in the novel Moby-Dick by Herman Melville.
Foto: © Patricia Jacomella Bonola