SCARECROW in front of the Parliament building in Helsinki, Finland. Performed on my 50th birthday 18.9.2020
With support from the Arts Promotion Centre Finland TAIKE (three-years artist grant 2018–2020)
The full frame and square medium format analog photography by Jan Ahlstedt.
The pioneer of Polish performance art Zbigniew Warpechowski once said that every performance is like a statement. I just turned half a century old, I am gradually losing my vision and somewhat it feels as if I’ve just been repeating myself:
“I still naively believe that anyone can create a phenomenon on a cosmic scale even though it will only be a meaningless sacrifice of an insignificant man. I am fine but scared to death.”
I’ve decided to turn this statement into a wish on my birthday banner.