Buying Thoughts

2012

Action | Performance | Sculpture

For the „Blaue Nacht“ (Blue Night, a big artistic yearly in Nürnberg), i was chosen after a contest and able to work with a budget of 4000 Euros. I made an installation in which I asked people to think of me for three minutes, and being paid for it (5 Euros). To help them to think of a completely stranger, each table had a set up of one shield with my name on it, a photography of me and a lock of my hair. In this installation, I mixed the idea of a „imaginary sculpture“ with serious subjects like (thought-)control, venality and power of thoughts. Some people refused to take part of the action, which I found interesting, but there where in total 285 participants thinking of me.