Lara Favaretto MM2, 2016
For Liverpool Biennial 2016, Favaretto created Momentary Monument – The Stone, a huge granite boulder. It was hollow, and passers-by were able to drop money into it through a slot. This work was part of the artist’s Momentary Monuments series, which testifies to the temporary nature of all monuments, and the impossibility of memorialisation. At the end of the Biennial, the boulder was destroyed. The funds collected and donated to a local charity, Asylum Link Merseyside, an organisation dedicated to assisting asylum seekers and refugees, and raising public awareness around refugee issues.
Documentation of this project took over two weeks and spanned six months of 2016. Capturing the birth of this work in France through to its installation, de-installation and ultimately, its destruction in North Liverpool. My personal thanks goes out to all of those who were involved in the project.
Lara Favaretto (b.1973, Treviso, Italy) lives in Turin, Italy.
Commissioned by Liverpool Biennial
Locations: France, Ireland, Welsh Streets (Liverpool), Kirby