Installatie / Performance
Buky Grinberg, 1977, 37'04''

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For this performance, part of De Appel is covered in white plastic, creating a marked-off area that visitors can enter by means of ladders. The ladders are then removed, and the visitors sit down on stools in the middle of the area. Grinberg is sitting on a platform, two metres above the ground. He is masked, dressed in a white plastic suit, and is painting small statues of David. At a certain moment, green water begins to pour into the room from holes in the wall. At first the audience responds to this in a good-humoured way, but when the water begins to rise, a discussion erupts. When the water has almost reached the seats, it stops rising, and Grinberg steps down from his platform. He hands everyone a statue, with the paint still wet. In this performance, Ginberg shows how people react in an unexpected situation, and how such a moment gives rise to spontaneous solidarity. He confines himself to the creation of a scenario to which people will react emotionally, and the performance follows automatically. Read more...

  • Date: 1977
  • Length: 37'04''
  • Type: Video
  • Copyrights: All rights reserved (c) LIMA
  • Genre: conceptual, performance (artwork genre)
  • Keywords: communication