A variation on the theme of crucifixion and its multiple representations in art, De Cruce offers a contemporary interpretation of the image of suffering. With this installation of impaled tree stumps, Emmanuel Tussore questions the notion of identity and its multiple ramifications. By obstinately taking root in the land of his origins, doesn’t the individual risk losing himself and getting locked into identity issues? Unlike these tortured tree stumps emptied of their sap, how can one cultivate his own roots to become a single rhizome nourishing the matrix Earth? Here, intimate history and collective memory collide to overturn temporal, geographic and social boundaries.
special thanks to Kader Ndong