Selbst II, 1-12, 12.11.1975

Photo-Performance Self II, 1-12

In a self-experiment, I drew my face with black thread. The image and I should become one (I wanted to be a part of the image). Through the succession of the different stages, the process should become visible. The first to be affected were the eyes and mouth, because I could not see or speak – communication was destroyed. I spun the thread around my face to deformation. The thread-drawing touched the skin, pressed into it to the point of pain. The details of my face seemed to be gone and, at the same time, frozen. It was similar to the act of mummification. I reached for the scissors and freed myself.