My Line is Rain
Christine Koenigs, 1979, 22'00''

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This tape was recorded in Edinburgh, in all probability during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The ‘Fringe’ is a festival at which everyone who wants to, can perform in front of an audience. No-one is paid for their performance, nor is there any form of artistic selection. This particular performance took place on May 28th, 1979, from 10.00 to 10.22 h., in a multistorey car park on Market Street in Edinburgh. Koenigs, wearing waterproofs, is pacing up and down. Attached to the helmet on her head is a long, perforated tube, which in turn is connected to a garden hose. The sprinkler created in this way causes a constant curtain of rain. As the performance progresses, the ‘line of rain’ appears to become longer and longer, with the audience retreating furter and further each time Koenigs turns around. Read more...

  • Date: 1979
  • Length: 22'00''
  • Type: Video
  • Copyrights: All rights reserved (c) LIMA
  • Genre: conceptual, performance (artwork genre)