Pierre Lionel Matte

Installation view, 2014 Revisited, Eidsvoll

I have a Passport therefor I am, version II

7 artist books. 2014

The project I have a passport therefore I am, version II, is an updated version of a passport-project from 2002. It consists of 7 handmade copies of the norwegian passport, enhanced with gilded book edges and the VISA-logo on the front-page. The handwritten texts inside are based on diary notes from 2013/14, where my encounters with Romany people forms the basis of an observation of my own ambivalent reactions concerning street beggars, poverty and cultural differences.