SALIM BAYRI, Close, 2018
9.5 x 6.5 x 4 cm / 8 x 3 x 2 cm
plastic plug-in door bell, laser engraving, remote device
edition 10 + 2 AP
signed, numbered, dated
Basically the work of Salim Bayri is about letting the eye jump over from one pictorial stone to another. In case an attraction occurs it is a matter of ‘scanning, holding and making’, as he states. In that sense his art is a compilation of objects and narratives that in several titles is described as ‘storage’. His work named “Close” originates from his home country where it is common practice to pass by unannounced at one’s door. Speaking through the intercom one says: ‘Close’, a shortening for ‘I am a close friend’ (or relative) and the door would be opened. Here in Europe the opposite result is easily created if one would ring the door bell introducing himself by saying “Close”. Most likely the door would stay closed.