In February I was asked to participate in "The Helsinki Meeting Point" (see www.helsinkimeetingpoint.com), a coming together of mostly 4 dancers with 4 musicians that are all improvising their music and dance at the spot. I am not a dancer nor a musician but organizer Giorgio Convertiti wanted me anyway, curious as he was how performance art would fit in to his concept. For me it was a very new and challenging experience to improvise. Being without a concept about my action is strange to me. As it unfolded I was first drawing connecting lines with the other artists, chalking my way over the stage onto the feet of french horn player Elena Kakaliagou. In the second part I started to play with 5 cent coins that I had taken with me. On a whim I put coins on my head and more and more, onto my face so that I had to go down, almost as if the weight of the coins was pushing me downwards. At that point one of the dancers grabbed me up so I had to leave the image behind.
Performed in February 2008 in Koko Teatteri, Helsinki