I tread softly because I tread on my dreams (2020)
15 kg of flour
Performed at Venice International Performance Art Week,
Co-Creation Live Factory “Dissenting Bodies – Marking Time”,
European Cultural Centre – Palazzo Mora, Venice (IT)
Concept and performance: Salla Talvikki Nieminen
Mentoring: Marilyn Arsem
Photos: Mauro Sambo, Jacques Martens & Fenia Kotsopoulou
1. I stand barefoot next to 15 packages of flour. I pour them on my feet and start treading on the flour, spreading it into a circle with my feet. This takes a long time.
2. I swiftly erase the circle with my feet. I scoop the flour back into the packages with my hands and make sure there is not a speck of flour left on the floor. I place the packages of flour just as they were in the beginning and stand next to them.