The group was very much inspired by Tamlyn Young’s project for Cascoland Durban 2008, in which she collected wishes. They decided to adapt this idea, but making it mobile. We created a “cabin” that could travel around the area collecting wishes. The idea was that people could enter the cabin to write their wish (desejo in Portuguese/ninavela in Xichangana) and then remain inside the cabin, looking into the lens to be photographed holding their wish.
We decided to recycle cardboard boxes to construct a cabin, that we then painted, adding “desejo” and “ninavela.”