Pierced People

2006, Participatory performance event at transmediale.06, Berlin, special silver piercing chain, video documentation, 7:46 min.

This project is a participatory performance event realized in Berlin in which the artists connected a group of pierced people by a huge piercing ring – a thin chain to be exact. In addition, participants were requested to walk around the city slowly and carefully.

Though putting a metal string through their pierced holes was not painful at all, once they were connected by the ring they could not move easily and had to watch out for each other. Developing a wonderful harmony between the people was the artists’ aim.


2006 transmediale.06, Berlin