Kader Attia
Childhood, 2005
Kader Attia (1970)
Childhood, 2005
Slide, glass, slat, white tiles and dog chains
Variable dimensions
Kader Attia is known for using mirrors or reflective surfaces often, attempting to divert the gaze of the onlooker onto him or herself. In Childhood, Attia places a bubblegum-pink slide amidst broken mirrors and tiles. The nightmarish installation recalls a communal shower room which becomes more and more threatening as we discover the leather straps placed close to the clogged drains, the broken toy doll leaned against a wall, and the knives sticking out from the smooth surface near the bottom of the slide.