In the first part of this two-parted performance I wash my self vigorously with a hand soap. While I´m washing myself there is a speaker that spouts out offensive sobriquets from finnish language.
Duration: 20´, 2017
In the second part I make a cross made from mirrors. I play the traditional hopscotch game, where you throw a stone to one of the squares, and try to fetch it by hopping with one leg across the sphere. Gradually the brick that I use instead of a pebble breaks the mirrors, leaving a shattered cross behind.
I picked a volunteer from the audience. The volunteer read homophobic and racist comments, articles and blog entries of far-right politicians and organizers. Meanwhile as the volunteer read these heinous statements, I walked among the audience tearing the pedals of rose bouquet. When all the pedals were torn, I used what was left of the bouquet as whip and I whipped myself with the thorns of the roses.
I ate different kinds of sausages and wursts. I chewed them in my my mouth and spat the pulp in front of me. Gradually I sculpted a little humanoid from the pulp, and after the humanoid was ready, I laid next to it for a while.
The performance begins me undressing my self to my underwear. I draw the lines of my veins with a pen while the stereos play excerpts from a friend´s diary, where he addresses his problems with school and mental health. In the end I ask the spectators to draw also my veins visible.
In the performance I selected people from the audience to sit in front of me at a table. I took the volunteers by the hand and looked at them in the eye as I ”intuitively” scribbled down one lottery row to an actual lottery ticket for them to have. I kissed the lottery ticket and wrote the quote ” Fortune is like a kiss: you have to share it with someone so you could have it” before I gave it to them.
I requested the volunteers to e-mail me, if they actually played the weekend lottery draw with the lottery ticket numbers from the performance. The best result was 2/7 correct numbers. THe search for the jackpot still continues…