Multimedia installation: large number of Vietnamese incense sticks (no longer fully available), several cubic meters of fine sand (disposed of after the end of the exhibition) and slideshow of photo color by Kodak Carousel projector. Dimensions varied.
On the floor of the lowered room is a blanket of light-colored sand in which bundles of incense sticks are planted, representing a rice field. In between – in areas left blank – are five small-scale portraits of the mother (Untitled 11, Untitled 12, Untitled 13, Untitled 14 and Untitled 15). The installation can only be viewed from one side of the room from a gallery.
On the opposite wall, one sees a slide projection of 80 images of the mother's depictions – whole portraits and details — in alternation (Kodak Carousel slide projector). The center of the projection is a niche under the ceiling about 1.50 x 1.50 m in size, the projection extends beyond it. The rest of the wall is hung with sheets of gauze. A bundle of incense sticks lies – like an offering –- on the floor in front of the viewer's feet.
The room is sparsely lit with reddish light, enhanced by the red colored heads of the incense sticks.
Text by Daniel Bérenger and Regina van Laak-Bérenger from Collection van Laak und Bérenger.