Das Trugbild

Das Trugbild / The Chimera
Kaire Rannik and Liina Siib
Showraum Trofejas, Berlin, Germany

My mother had an oval-shaped piece of jewelry. It was too large to be worn on the bodice, and so, whenever she chose to adorn herself with it, it appeared on her belt. /…/ Every time I saw it, this piece of jewelry delighted me. For in the thousand tiny flames that flashed from its edges, I clearly perceived dance music. The solemn moment when my mother took it out of the jewelry case sufficed to manifest its dual power. To me, it represented that society whose true emblem was my mother’s ceremonial sash. (Walter Benjamin, Berlin Childhood around 1900).