Erwin Thomasse

1271 / Time After Time

Turn Me On Turn Me Loose - The Retreat Eindhoven 2018

This sculpture consists of 1271 coins glued together, corresponding with a specific amount of sober days. The plastic coins bear a strong physical resemblance to average drink tokens, but are inspired by the coins Alcoholic Anonymous hands out. On the front of the coins, the goal is imprinted: serenity. On the back, it says time after time. Two concepts connected by their meaning. The act of heavy drinking is a form of extreme repetition, if you quit doing that and join Alcoholic Anonymous you aim for serenity even though constant serenity is equally addictive (and boring).