Harri Piispanen — Bodycount
Categories: Durational Performance, Movement-based Performance, Object Performance, and Solo Artists
Premiere: 28.4.2014, Lume keskus, Helsinki
Price: 500-1000 €
Bodycount is essentially a giant costume made from bodies of second hand cuddly toys. The toys form a seemingly soft and appealing outer shell. In reality the suit is hot, rigid and weighs 45 kilos making it extremely unbearable to wear. When it is worn it has only one head: the one responsible for all the decisions. When a person puts it on it becomes a mascot for some undefined purpose – colourful, appealing and disney-like, but also somehow wrong.
In the live performance I wear the costume in various activities – most commonly walking a predetermined route or just wearing it for as long as I can.