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60: To Anna Blune
The 7-Year Itch
Mixed media on paper
12 x 17.25 inches
Performance for soprimaverdada, Area10, London SE15, 19/03/04
Standing on a ladder to reach an overhead projector on a raised platform, I incise my own English translation of Kurt Schwitter’s Merz poem An Anna Blume with a scalpel into acetate. I write in reverse so that the audience can read the projected text; at the same time, they hear the scratchy noise of the blade’s incisions, amplified by large speakers.