Nikos & Pandelis Sotiriades
• Question model
BIRDS IN THE WINDOW GLASS
Truths of numbers and smells of jeopardies awake me
• Question model
the ultramundane blossom of sorrow is unfold
what if I build around me a wall of great blue,
of Tritons’ voices and shimmering salt,
I cannot silence the birds wounding the day
with their wings sharp and their slaughtered chirpings.
Until the day before, the window glass talked to me buzzing softly
and seductive dust of dreams sprinkled all over me
and the clouds drove away for a while.
Outside my window glass now wide open beaks and lamentations
that throw a shadow to the thorn wreathed sun
and deep inside their eyes’ black core
gleaming oil candle the famine.
They do not beg for bread, they ask for our glance
and let our eyes not turn around
and let us not watch motionless
and let the people close the window glasses
and open the doors...
When your ancestors have experienced being a refugee, it’s only natural that you
have been brought up with narrations and stories about their lost homeland, their
good neighbors, the beautiful places, but also, the different culture and customs,
diet, celebrations and music.
A “transplantation” in your new homeland creates the justified question “why?” Even
more, when this incident becomes timely again nowadays, with different people and
causes, we cannot remain untouched and not be motivated to create o work of art
describing this reality.
Inspired by the question “why?” but also by the question mark in the Greek language (;)
that by itself is an expressed question, we created the figure of a refugee-emigrant who
through the body language transmits a “why?” Round head, a full stop (.) and curved body,
a coma (,) but when put together, form a big question mark…
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