Don’t Bother! Don’t Border!
Performance, photo, 2. Berliner Herbstsalon, the Maxim Gorki Theater and Museum Island, Berlin, DE. © Kavachi 2015.
Photo by Iva Kirova
Every country has borders but the meaning of them is not the same for everyone. Whenever someone wants to cross these borders, can cross it legally or illegally. Based on this situation, Kavachi made a performance in the exhibition rooms of the Maxim Gorki Theater and also at the Museum Island located in Berlin. While a visitor was visiting the exhibition in the room or walking around of Museum Island, he suddenly rushed forward and drew an invisible border around her/him by making a sound. He created this sound with his mouth, it was like the sound of spraying. This was repeated in many times during the opening of exhibition and periodically during the exhibition at the different locations. It was planned to document the reaction of the visitors, while he was performing the drawing of an imaginary border around a visitor.
The visitors showed a natural reaction, because they didn’t know what was going on, so they reacted sometimes like they were feeling unsafe, frightened and surprised.
Don't Bother, Don't Border!
Performance, video documentation, videostill, 4'23'', 2015.