STATE is a drawing installation originally conceived for the foyer space in the Royal Hibernian Academy Dublin during January to April 2013. It positions the viewer in between a monumental circular grid made up of nearly 2000 tiny black paper silhouettes, individually cut out and pinned to the large wall and, on opposite walls, two black clouds that are painted as a framework to drawings and a video of the cycle of a small moon projected above a pin flag that is stuck into a drawing lying on a table. STATE comes from the impossibility to visualise individual trauma that drowns in the greater scheme of life. STATE was reconfigured for Rubicon Projects Brussels (April 2013) and Witteveen Gallery in Amsterdam (May 2013).