di CLAy

Egg on my face

Bulwar Sztuki, Torun, Poland

2006

This was my personal response to England’s involvement in the Iraq war.
I laid out recent images from newspapers of bomb damage in Iraq, covered them in rubble, hung an English flag behind me and then gave out raw eggs at random to viewers and stood while they broke the eggs over my head. (Unexpectedly, one viewer, instead of breaking the egg, put it in my hands and wiped her own face across the raw egg that was dripping down my chest). I then used the flag to wipe the egg and rubble from the newspaper images before leaving the space.