a Handshake, a Kiss and Some Money
photo: harald tohak
The man fell to the floor and layed in a fetus position. An assistant drew his contours with chalk. The man stood up, leaving behind a child like contour of Africa.
He went to sit behind a table, taping his hand with the glue outside. Invited a volunteer, who would also tape his hand, glue outside. Then they shook hands. The hands could not be loosened. Somebody from the audience offers a pen knife and thus they cut the tape away.
The man then put the tape around his mouth and offered the tape to a new volunteer. A man came forward and taped his mouth. A sticky kiss. The tape loosened easier.
The man rolled the tape around his head. A volunteer stood up already, to no avail. The man walked to the chalk drawing, bowed his head and threw a hundred 5 cent coins via his head on the Africa like picture. Many coins stuck to the tape, a lot fell outside the contour and a few coins fell within. The man collected the coins that fell outside the contour, put them in his pocket and walked off.
Performance at the 7th Co-Lab edition in gallery Mindpirates, Berlin, Germany
26 February 2012