BREAKING GLASS_ Solo Show Esther Boesche
The title breaking glass is based on a German expression, that dates back to 16 year hundred where the fragility of human luck was compared to the fragility / breakabilty of glass. Somebody breaking too much glass means being a trouble-maker: interrupting everybody else’s peace or illusion
As a child, people would say to me “you are breaking too much glass”, or “don’t break too much glass”
These images are about the relationship between myself and my upbringing in Germany. They examine the influences of cultural conditioning as well as the specific, family conditioning I received through my parents, who were (of course) also conditioned themselves. Household objects play an important role, as most of our family life was spent much more in the kitchen or doing other house work. These objects, (the tulips, the coffee cup, the iron) are related to strong German rituals of daly life, as I experienced it in my childhood.
BREAKING GLASS is a way to make peace with my past, and to come to a deeper understanding of the emotions and conditioning I experienced in order to let go.
Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 7:00 PM – Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 10:00 PM (EDT
SoAM Studio – 35 Meadow Street #205, Brooklyn, NY 11206