art, kunst, diet
Gerard P. Päs, 1979, 22'37''

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This performance took place at De Appel. Päs is standing behind a table, with a cake in front of him. In English, he recounts 'a story about art', as he calls it himself. While he is talking, he is also eating the cake. The story begins in his childhood, when he had polio and had to wear braces on his legs to be able to walk. At an early age, out of sheer frustration over the general lack of understanding around him, he started eating in order to suppress the negative feelings inside him. When he has finished the cake, he starts talking about his artistic life. He retches, puts his finger down his throat and starts to vomit. Then he eats what he has thrown up, and repeats this a number of times. Päs concludes with the words: 'I’ve had enough'. The registraion ends with a shot of photographers taking photos of the vomit lying on the table after the artist has left. Read more...

  • Date: 1979
  • Length: 22'37''
  • Type: Video
  • Copyrights: All rights reserved (c) LIMA
  • Genre: autobiography, performance (artwork genre)
  • Keywords: personal history