Maqlu (Burning): 8th part

7.11. 2018, Minsk International Post-Sculpture Festival (Belarus)
Photo Siarhiej Ždanovič, Ronalds Sovas a Сергей Алексеевич

Burn the evidence. Burn yourself. Performance art series based on the Old Babylonian text „Maqlú“ (Burning), a protective ritual consisting of nine tablets. Each performance deals with one of them, referring to a different spiritual tradition. At the end of the performance, the audience can burn up some small object that symbolizes what they want to eliminate in their life. It is always a site-specific action dedicated to a particular space.

In this performance, I have transmuted the text into poems written on bed linen. There have been tests for sexually transmitted diseases put into the space of performance.