di CLAy


Performance Art Platform, Tel Aviv

September 2005

Carrying a bunch of flowers I pushed a wheelchair with its seat covered in whole raw eggs and positioned it to face a mirror. Then played a recorded elderly voice repeating continuously ‘You shouldn’t let yourself go’ whilst removing the contents from the rucksack on my back: a vase for the flowers, a frying pan with which I smashed the eggs, an axe that I used to behead the flowers, a torch that I used to inspect different parts of my naked body in turn whilst looking in the mirror and a boiler suit that I finally wore. For the body inspection, I changed the sound track to the same voice repeating ‘You should make the best of yourself’. I picked up the strewn flower heads and placed them on different parts of the wheelchair before leaving the space.