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Home Performance no.87

Ilze Mazpane
Everything will simmer down

WHAT: “Everything will simmer down” – 8 hours by soothing space, mind, and emotions in my room.

Books keep a lot of stories. I have a whole wall with books. About half of them belonged to my grandfather (he taught me to read!). There are books he hid from the Soviets putting them in other books’ covers. There are Latvian folk tales from my childhood, school
textbooks, philosophy study materials, poetry, long lines of classical novels, my own diaries.
In this performance, I will simmer down this huge amount of information by wrapping each book in craft paper and merging myself into a landscape of calm tones.
In the 8-hour process, I predict that my emotional and physical condition will change dramatically – this should be reflected in the book packaging technique, pace, rhythm, and position of the books when I put them back on the shelf.
In the end, nothing should pay attention to anything anymore.

WHEN: Live – 21.12.2020 – (winter solstice,)  11:00 am – 07:00 pm (GMT+3 Turkey) – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm (UTC-2 Eastern European) Duration: 8 hour

WHERE: Facebook – Ilze Mazpane

Nominated by Pierce Starre