MARK

Brise*2 performance art festival, Flensburg 2014

MARK is “field” in Danish, an old currency in German and “imprint” in English. This work investigates the relationship between demarkation and value, and how history imprints itself on the body of the living. The performance was created for the 100th anniversary of the beginning of WW1, when my Danish great grandfather, who lived on the “wrong” side of the border, was imprisoned in Flensburg for refusing to fight as a German soldier. My family history is one of borders, fields and values. This performance was turned into an object (STELA, see this) for the exhibition “Art of the Lived Experiment“, Liverpool 2014.