She said she would buy the flowers herself (2018)
Performed at SOZO vim, Kassel (DE)
Concept: Salla Talvikki Nieminen
Performance: Barbara England
Mentoring: João Fiadeiro
Photos: Karl-Heinz Mierke
A woman, a bouquet of flowers, a room that is not a room of her own. Attempts at leaving, fleeing and receding; drifting somewhere, stumbling nowhere and lingering in between places.
She said she would buy the flowers herself is a performance about a blinding wish for (not) being seen.
“So will you please say Hello!
To the folks that I know
Tell them I won't be long
They'll be happy to know
That as you saw me go
I was singing this song”
(Vera Lynn: We'll Meet Again)