The bath

The bath

Marco Noris / Lula Goce
11′ (loop), 2009

In the winter of 2008, after a series of changes of home, Lula found herself living in the humble conditions of a studio workshop in Barcelona.

The bath became an intimate ritual, following old traditions of using saucepans and buckets, it meant a temporary change the fenced in rhythm of life, the representation of the moment of impasse that happens between the end of one period and the beginning of another.

Time repeating itself in the video is like a metaphor of the cycles of life, and the bath as an allegory for the process constant regeneration of the individual, where the act of washing oneself is an act of catharsis, a religious trance which becomes a baptism in which the water is the purifying element. A cleansing is made of the past to allow entry into the future.

More info: Lula Goce website