In December 2016 I traveled to see the Kochi-Muziris Biennial, in the Keralan district of India. Remembering the Istanbul klump and still super-preoccupied by objects and relations, I decided to bring another object along, this time in textile. I was in the middle of working on my final master project when I decided to take a break from all theory. Leaving my laptop and thesis at home, I instead brought with me part of the actual work. I was unsure about one of the objects in grey faux suede, and wanted to get to know it better.

With the memory of carrying a heavy and bothersome object around in Istanbul, I opted for an easier solution: the lump would travel with me to all places where I would sleep for the night, and stay in the hotel room during the day. I think it liked it better this way.

I traveled by plane and train to Kochi and Varkala, with friends and classmates from the MA programme at KHiB. The lump became a dear figure, offering hugs and curiosity for all around, but was ultimately excluded from the final project. I never apologized, but I suspect we were both happy with the outcome.

Other parts of this project:
Klump goes to Istanbul
Klump goes to Tokyo