Cutting Manoushe

Franziska Pierwoss

A storefront in a busy shopping street in Hamra. A working table, behind the table on the floor several plastic bags filled with piled up manakish. The artist stands at the table and starts carefully cutting one manouche after the other into very small pieces. These crumbs are being pushed into piles, so that with time passing a number of hills emerge from the table. After 12 hours the action is completed and the artist leaves the room behind in the very state it is in.

Date: 2008
Location: Hamra
Medium: Performance
Material: Table, Knife, 200 Manakish, Plastic bags
Section: Contemporary
Duration: Temporary
Tags: Site-specific intervention Social practice
Authorizations: N/A
Commissioner: Artist-led initiative