Video Perfromance: Let’s Blow This Piece of Paper




Video: Let’s blow this piece of paper

Length: 11′
2012, August

I give every person a typical sheet of A4 white paper. They put it on their face, and I ask them to blow the paper into the air, without stopping, while I videotape the event. I want to see how people can derive playful enjoyment from a normal piece of paper, and how their personality traits and body language are displayed as they blow on a piece of paper. At the same time, the repeated action of placing a piece of paper on one’s face and blowing it into the air becomes a symbol, like Sisyphus endlessly pushing a giant boulder from the bottom to the top of a hill. Only this action is not based in punishment, but rather games and longing.