The Thin Red Line

  • 2020–2022

The title of the installation refers to the popu-lar phraseme denoting a border beyond which unforeseen and bad things can happen. “The Thin Red Line” consists of the characteristic red stripes found above the ziplock in a resealable bag, the so-called dime bag, which is used to hold drugs. In symbolic terms, the intervention along the hospital panelling evokes the suffering associated with abuse, addiction and finally overdose of psychoactive substances. In formal terms, the longer the line is, the thinner it becomes, because the ratio of its width to its length changes. The thinner it is, the more difficult it is to notice and easier to cross; it also brings to mind the “last straight line” of life – the no pulse line.

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