Reflection A

A line consisting of human hair leads to a circular rug also made out of hair. The performer stands behind it, pours honey over her naked body and rubs it onto her skin. She then walks few steps forwards, sits down on the carpet of hair and covers her body with the hair. At the other end of the room, the hair begins to burn. The performer chooses two people from the audience to assist her. On her hips she sews two red ribbons and walk very slowly backwards through the corridor of columns. She simultaneously chews pieces of coal, stepping onto the line of hair until she meets the burning hair that comes on her way. Whilst she tramples out the fire the assistants cut the red ribbons. She pulls the ribbons behind her and leaves the room.

Photos by Joachim Stampe