The Air We Share, Art Contact in Mad House, Helsinki
No News was my contribution to the unique happening of The Air We Share. A total of ten artists were invited to present their art actions simultaneously in one space during one hour. Most were performance artists but musicians and a visual artist were also present. The whole event will be published elsewhere.
My action consisted of three parts.
First I took some recent newspapers and ripped out all articles about terrorism, security and bombings. I ripped these to pieces.
Then I pulled out a red thread from my mouth, all the while cutting the thread so that remaining end bounced back into my face.
In the third part I blew sounds on the water hose with mouthpiece, sometimes finding tones together with wind instrumentalist Hepa Halme or with singer Anu Pulkkinen.
I ended up taking the leftovers of the newspaper and folding these in a way that some trivial heading would show.
photos: ossi kajas