The goal of the performance is to commemorate presence,
to set up a place for physical and mental awareness
as an invitation to cherish and conjoin.
Three women install a site in a public space.
They let themselves be inspired
by the sight of the environment,
the circumstances of the cause,
the current of time,
their own inner being
and by the image of the Madonna
as the most revered woman in western culture.
"The Madonna transforms misery.
She sees the pain and carries hope.
She prevails everywhere.
The invisible thread between life and death,
of faith, love and hope.
A vision of gratitude."
The performance is ceremony.
The space itself is in preparation.
The women adorn themselves.
Then they enter
the location of the performance
and settle down.
They are simply there.
One can gaze at them,
individually or together.
A living image
bewildering through its silence.
The action is peaceful.
offering drinks or fruits,
a chance to meet.
Sometimes they dance.
They touch and open space for your own vision.
with Karin Preisser and Angelika Schedler
1998, first celebration, Berlin, Germany