Erwin Thomasse

Time after Time (2019)

This sculpture consists of 1271 coins glued together, corresponding with the amount of sober days Thomasse had since he stopped drinking. 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. The two concepts are connected by their meaning. The act of heavy drinking is a repetition, and if you quit doing that, you reach serenity. Still, even constant serenity can be boring.