Bosbolobosboco #5, built from wood and covered with cellotape (stuffed with textiles and cardboard), contains audio recordings of two autobiographical narratives which can be listened to while sitting or lying inside the sculpture.
The two narratives, which we extracted/re-used from the audio/multi-media installation Chapter 3: The Noise of Money, are those of Godson, a Nigerian immigrant in Iceland, and Valborg, a retired, native midwife. Godson speaks in English and Valborg in Icelandic. The stories have been translated and are performed in both Icelandic and English.
Valborg tells of her long carrier and life as a midwife. She started working as a midwife at the age of 21 and has delivered 167 children in total. Her story takes us on a journey through the eastern countryside and through time as we get to know the environment, situation, people and local conditions then and now. The other recording is of a Nigerian chartered accountant who emigrated to Iceland. He talks about his journey and personal experience of being an immigrant in Iceland, as well as his ideas on issues concerning identity, migration, labour, rights and language.