The Passion Flower, 2017
Performance with passion flower costume/sculpture (textile, flour, white glue, foam rubber, plastic, paper, nylon strap, wood, tape, lacquer, balloon, acrylic paint), soft drink, straws
The Passion Flower is a performance with a flower costume staging the bloom and pollination of a blue passiflora. Once the petals have opened, soft drink is poured into the flower’s base. The audience are invited to kneel and suck ‘nectar’ from the flower’s interior with straws.
The Passion Flower belongs to The Inner Ocean – a multi-part project embracing the fact that I love to swim. The project’s title refers to the fluid that encloses mature egg cells in all land-living animals. The liquid has the same salinity as the primal ocean once had – the sea where the first life once arose, several billion years ago.
The Passion Flower was part of the exhibition The Inner Ocean at der TANK, Institut Kunst FHNW Academy of Art and Design, Basel, June 3 – 22, 2017. Curated by Chus Martinez. Supported by The NA-fund.