Herma Auguste Wittstock Performance Art

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Basic Needs

2013 / 12 hours / live performance / Stadtbad Wedding, Berlin, DE

Basic Needs is structured in three pieces.
As in a mantra I eat, I sleep, I urinate. I repeat this order over and over again.

Eating: I wear a white shirt. I sit at a table. The table is covered with a white cloth. A white plate and a simple glass filled with water stand on the table. On the plate are carrots and slices of cucumber. With the left hand I take a carrot and bring it to my mouth. Like a sculpture I stay in this pose.

Sleeping: I wear a white shirt. I lie on the floor, covered with a white cloth. I sleep.

Urinating: I wear a white shirt. I keep it up and put my legs far apart. I urinate on the floor.

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Photos/Videos: Marie Zbikowska