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Performance: 1st of October 2011 at 9 pm, ANTI  Festival (Kuopio)

We all like a drink, right?

Bryany Kimmings (UK)

Photograph by Konsthopp

She appeared barefoot on the stage, dressing like a cloud  — but still sophisticated.  “I´m a seriously bad drinker,” she shouted to the audience. “And I sleep around when I´m drunk”, Kimmings continued with a finesse “do-you-want-a-cup-of-a-tee” accent.

Let´s forget the sophistication I mentioned.

“Pussy, vagina, mirri, pillu, cunt” … “tampon socket, sausage wallet, hairy pie, nob gobbler” — Kimmings knows all the English and Finish terms for pussy. Her rich imagination float naturally, while she counted up words for our private parts like schoolchildren reciting the alphabet.

Approximately two hours later…

The viewer could book an intimate moment and share a drink with Miss Kimmings. Either the queue was too long or the drinks too strong because when it was my turn — the artist was totally wasted. She said she would only go out for one cigarette but never came back. For the first time in my life, I was stood up.

Maybe she disappeared with a hottie, one-night stand or an exotic Kuopian. Because you know — she sleeps around while she is drunk.

But sometimes you get too drunk to fuck. And Bryany Kimmings was for sure one of those people that night.

And I don´t blame her. She had been drunk for seven days.

P.s. I still miss my date with Bryany Kimmings!


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Closed: 6th of November 2011, Nýló (Reykjavík)

Photographs by Konsthopp

To see more photos from the exhibition, klick here.

Date: 17th of September – 6th of November 2011

Artists: Bryndís Björnsdóttir, Helga Björg Gylfadóttir, Irene Ósk Bermudez. Irene Ósk Bermudez, Kolbrún Ýr Einarsdóttir, Kristín Rúnarsdóttir, Sigríður Tulinius and Sigurður Atli Sigurðsson

Place: Nýlistasafnið, Skúlagata 28, Reykjavík

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Performance: 30th of September 2011 at 5 pm, ANTI Festival (Kuopio)

Proclaimer by Kirsi Pitkänen

There she was, standing on the terrace of the city hall, shouting out words through the megaphone. Unfortunately — as I still don’t understand any Finish — these words didn’t tell me anything at all. While standing there in my cluelessness, I decided to use my eyes — and my imagination — to observe the reaction of the broad audience located at the town’s square.

Here is a short list of what I saw:

  • The kids (a.k.a. “The Jury”): Some of them smiling, pointing at each other and laughing occationally but most just looking bored. The camera was getting more attention that the Proclaimer and it looked like at least three girls made up their own “Beyoncé dance” during the performance. In the end, all of the kids just seems to want to leave — a long time ago.
  • The artsy types:  Most of them looked interested, appreciating the art form.
  • The “wannabe” artsy types (including me): Plain cluelessness — still giving the impression that they “got the point”.
  • The “on our way from work”: Didn’t seem to be too interested but the Proclaimer did catch their attention.
  • The Kuopio residents: Seemed to enjoy it in some ways (smiles, laugh, shaking heads). At least they understood what she was saying.
  • The tranny: Justin Credible holding a sign that said: “ask a tranny”

I can’t say that Kirsi didn’t get folks attention. But there was only one man that shoutet back at her — and seemed to be rather upset by the whole situation.

And that’s it.

If it still sounds clueless to you, just go with the jury’s results:

Proclaimer — the most silly and boring art performance of ANTI-Festival 2011 (Children’s Choice award)

Photographs by Konsthopp


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The day of none-art: 1st of November 2011 (Reykjavik)


1. Do not go to museums, design museums or galleries that holds any art works.

2. Do not look at art works, including paintings, photographs, sculptures and installations — whether it is inside or outside.

3. Do not go to concerts.

4. Do not listen to music — either from CD´s, vinyl records, cassettes, digital music players or smart phones (ringtones included).

5. Do not play video games with graphic images.

6. Do not go to dance performances.

7. Do not read novels, poetry or any other text that might be considered literature.

8. Do not go to theaters.

9. Do not watch a film — neither in a cinema, nor in computer, television or at any other screen.

10. If any kind of artwork is displayed on television; f. ex. in the news or in some advertising — you should close your eyes or look away.

11. If you hear music on the television or in the radio — you should turn it down.

12. Do not look at buildings which are designed by architects.

13. Do not watch or walk in gardens which are designed by landscape architects.

14. Do not watch or wear clothing by fashion designers.

15. Do not do anything or enjoy anything that could be interpreted as art or have artistic value, including work of dancers, designers, actors, artists, writers and musicians.

This text is translated by Konsthopp from the Sím homepage (The association of Icelandic visual artists).

Could you live without art?

A society without art is bound to be truly poor.

Photograph by Konsthopp

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