Bridge-Performances (in short)
Since 2007, I work with bridges in my work as an ongoing theme.
To me, the bridge stands as a metaphor symbolizing connection, movement, and transition.
Bridge-Performances are socially-oriented performances—to build bridges between myself and the rest of humanity.
Bridge-Performances are the makings of photographs of me by tourists on bridges. So far I did 76 Bridge-Performances in 16 countries. And I want to continue do them all over the world.
The action in itself is simple: I ask people to take a picture of me with the bridge in the background. In a gesture of trust I give them my camera and stand in front of the bridge.
Lal Qila, Fort Rouge (aka Red Fort bridge), Agra (India)
With my ongoing project Bridges I have an unlimited recourse for ideas.
For the Group-Exhibition Contemporary Connections in Berlin, I was interested in creating a London Tower Bridge mini sculpture. Also, I was curious about creating a production room—to see and test how this would work in contact with visitors.
The Bridge as Symbol
Symbol of connection, movement and transition.