When You Whistle, It Makes Air Come Out, 2019

This cinematic installation was inspired by a chapter from Jean Piaget’s milestone of child psychology: The Child’s Conception of Physical Causality (1927), a book which is filled with creative experimental ideas for probing the most sophisticated ways of thinking in children. The chapter in question deals with children’s precausal explanations of the origins of wind and of breath. The answers the children give to questions as: ‘Where does the wind come from’, ‘What happens when you blow’, ‘Why does one breath’, ‘Where does the air in your mouth come from’ are innocent and surprising. This work can be shown as a diptych with The Shadow is Black and in the Darkness It Can’t Show, on the rearside of the same freestanding screen.

HD projection (16:9) custom made screen on a tripod, colour, sound, loudspeaker on a tripod, 7’30”, loop, dimensions variable