out of bounds

Thousands of coal sacks on both sides of the outdoor corridor wall of the Arsenale di Venezia. An installation called Out of Bounds by Ibrahim Mahama from Ghana . The sagging walls are made of jute coal sacks, metal tags and jute ropes. Together they form a dramatic backdrop when you enter the Arsenale. The sacks are produced in Southeast Asia and are still used in the markets in Ghana mainly for cocoa. The cocoa trade connects Ghana to the rest of the world. The names of companies, owners and products are visible on the sacks and give you a sense of the hard labor involved in the cocoa trad