De Cruce

De Cruce is a site-specific forestlike installation consisting of tree stumps of different species impaled upside down on structural steel beams. Their impalement evokes notionsassociated to uprooting and identity, questionning our  relationship to the non-endemic, the alien, the foreigner. More broadly, the social bond within a community, symbolized in Africa by the palaver tree, is disintegrating with the degradation of nature. Tussore’s work questions the very image of suffering, a contemporary look at the theme of crucifixion and its multiple representations since antiquity. Intimate history and collective memory collide to shake up geographical and social boundaries in a century crossed by the question of nature and the challenges of its preservation.

Special thanks to Kader Ndong