Mekdes W Shebeta
I have a Cow on the Sky that I don’t see the Milk, Installation, video, performance
Hey! I am here. I was just looking for the way out. I wondered why I ended up here all alone. There is a saying: “If there is a way in, there is always a way out, too.”
But not from here, not now. No, I can not find the way out… haven’t I tried enough?
There was a time I thought I saw a crack in the corner of the wall, I tried to break it open. It would not open.
I also saw a ladder in the room. I tried to climb it, but, looking back down, I saw I was still stepping where I had started from.
I saw a rope. I tried to climb it, but that did not work either. I was not thinking of killing myself, I was thinking about finding a way out.
Then I saw the wall begin moving at the corner.
I got closer and pushed it. It moved. I pushed again,
it moved and I fell into a white space. Completely white!
When I looked back, the black room I had been in disappeared behind me and I could no longer see it. I thought it was a white room but, no, it was just a white infinity with no end with no beginning. No shadow. Not a spot of color. Just brilliant bright white. I ran all around looking for any dimension to the room or an object to lean on or to touch. So I could be sure that I was existing or that I was there, present. It was difficult to tell.
I wanted to go back to my black room where I could lean on something, but my black room was now lost.
I was in timeless, infinite space!
Looking very deeply I began to see the outline of a door. I passed through it and I found myself turned upside down. Is it me or has the room turned upside down?
I was in another dark room, only this time, the white circle of bright light is on the floor.
I lay down close to the round light.
That is when I came into contact with you. Can this be my way out?