I W A S A F A T K I D
This piece was part of a group exhibition at ‘DADA post’ in Berlin, the concept of which was based on Joseph Conrad’s quote “Youth is insolent; it is its right – its necessity; it has got to assert itself, and all assertion in this world of doubts is a defiance, is an insolence...”.
‘I Was a Fat Kid’ plays with the notion of how small fluctuations acting on an object at any specific moment can decide the object’s fate and re-define its main purpose. Which, in this case, is movement and the impossibility that comes from this type of intervention on this object.
The yarn reshapes the skateboard into an impossible object, no longer useful in its original usage. The title takes on the idea from the Conrad quote, asserting an insolent youth claiming that he was fat, the possible reason for the broken skateboard.