30 times

Video performance. 2000. 14.30 min.

The video performance is like a ritual on the occasion of the birthday. The artist, wearing suit, takes off his shoes and crawls on a rug 30 times counterclockwise, as if turning back time towards birth. With each turn he gets more and more tired, and each turn on the rug demands more and more effort. The rug, made with mass-produced geometrical prints, functions as a territory and as a sign of a time period. With his last ounce of strength in making the final turn, the artist puts on his shoes and comes toward the camera.

Dovile Tumpyte

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