One day I’m gonna make the onion cry #6

Saxon Switzerland, Wehlen, Germany 2019
Invited by Dirk Grosser, Alois Yang, Aliaksandra Yakubouskaya
Duration: 34 minutes
Photographs by Monika Deimling


The performance took place in a beautiful part of the Saxon Switzerland (Sächsische Schweiz) near the small town of Wehlen. It was part of an art project that used the Torhaus gallery as headquarters. The invited international artists created artworks such as performances, video screenings and exhibitions within this special nature. I chose a rock formation that was visible from a forest path. Between the audience and my place was a small, dried-up riverbed.

Description of actions:
A collage of performance images and sounds is created by executing the following actions with selected material.

– Standing high up on a rock lifting and lowering both arms. [On the arms are colorful cloths attached that fly according to the arm movements.]
– Presenting two large eye-like objects to the audience. [From down the rock formation looked like a huge face.]
– Throwing little blue parachutes down from the rock. [The many blue parachutes glide gently from the rock on the ground.]
– Creating a line on the body moving the hand with yellow paint over the head down to the belly while slowly walking down the rock.
– Rattling a bunch of empty, silver cans. [The valley created an echo.]
– Pulling out a long red fabric out of a creak in the rock. [From afar it looks like as if the face would show us its tongue.]
– Trying to pull out a tree with all force by using a rope.
– Putting a white cardboard house on the head and sitting on a swing made with rope between two trees.
– Lying on the ground and rolling an old wagon over the body.
– Placing an orange watering can over my head; lighting a smoke torch placed at the nose of the watering can. [Out of the watering can orange smoke is flying.]
Pulling the wagon behind on which the sliver cans are attached, while leaving the scene. [The sounds of the rattling cans fades away like the orange smoke disappears.]