The deep blue
performance 30 minutes

After the visitors arrived, I step onto one of the footbridges of the temporary art project Hofinsel dressed in scuba-diving gear. The breathing through the mouth piece of the oxygene tank produces a calm and constant sound. In the center of the converging footbridges a cast iron bathtub is placed. I slowly move towards them, once there I put on both flippers and climb into the tub, head first, face down. The breathing sound from before now changes into a bubbling noise, I stay in this position for about 30 minutes. Subsequently I climb out of the tub and exit the scenery by the same way as I entered it.

The title The deep blue represents the deep blue sea. Equipped for depth and expanse the diver nonetheless is not capable of breaching the confines of the space.

Photo: Leo Bachmann

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