Orla by Sigalit Landau
About the Work
Orla is a limited edition photographic print derived from Sigalit Landau’s 2000-04 project,Somnambulin/Bauchaus, in which the artist transformed a truck-mounted concrete mixer into a traveling music box, from which she distributed popsicles in the shape of the Little Matchstick Girl. It is an interpretation of the Hans Christian Andersen story in which, on a cold New Year’s Eve, a poor girl tries to sell matches in the street, and must light them to warm herself. She strikes one match after another, eventually freezing to death.