The suicide of vegetables is a project arising from the artist’s need to stimulate some kind of meditation on our daily actions. We live in a world where life-supporting bacteria frighten us, where we only eat organic fruit and vegetables – even better if they are big, colourful, without seeds. Summer fruit in Winter and Winter vegetables in Summer. They are like pills against any pains, from a simple headache to ‘mal de vivre’. Often with a placebo effect.
To Sara Z. all of this is a consequence of increasingly exaggerated human behaviour that becomes paradoxical, in the end. Also paradoxical is the idea of the vegetable that commits suicide, not because it wants to do it – the vegetable has no will, of course – but because it is induced by man. In the end, the impossible becomes possible in a situation of total absurdity.