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Permanent video installation :"Cocoon" at the  Pieter de Hooghweg Rotterdam, HRO Art Collection

cocon P.D.H.Weg




Between two walls of the space a projection of barbed wire can be seen. Between the sharp pins of the wire a caterpillar has made its cocoon. You can see the whole process of the butterfly coming out of its cocoon and developing its wings so it can finally try to fly away from it's imprisonment of the cocoon and the  barbed wire. 


The fragile butterfly does not only contrast with the sharp and metal wire it also shows the inevitable of contrasts in life. A butterfly often symbolizes  the soul. The butterfly getting out of its cocoon, refers to the transition of the soul that leaves a body. It  shows the temporary of earthly existence and the possibility to release from it .