Potential painting

1992, performance painting, Děčínský Sněžník

I lay down in a whole lot of red Vaseline and set on top of myself a large sheet of glass so that the surface of my body was flattened as much as possible by the weight of the glass, pressed down to the level of the Vaseline. The situation was recorded on video. It was difficult to discern in the monitor whether the picture was painted or live. Even the fact that outside was frosty and my body was quietly shivering corresponded with the shaking image in the monitor. Only an extreme close-up of my breath fogging the glass and the goose bumps on my body betrayed that this was a living person.