From the Perfect Human Series (2005- 2008)
Medium: Public Performance, Betancuria (Canary Islands, Spain) 22 November 2006
This performance was commissioned for the First Canary Islands Biennale (22 Nov 2006 – 10 Feb 2007) curated by Antonio Zaya. During the course of two hours an assistant loaded 180 fully functional Molotov Cocktails on the artist’s body, whilst the artist held a match in one hand and in the other, the matchbox from which it originated. Near the end of the performance the artist was almost completely stationary, with the weight of the bombs forcing his body into a slow change of pose whilst simultaneously transforming its visual form and amplifying its potential for violent action.
You can download the catalogue page detailing the work’s installation for the First Canary Islands Biennale (2006) curated by Antoni Zaya by clicking Here