This is not a performance is a commissioned piece entailing the artist’s vow to quit smoking, complete with a plaque to commemorate her decision. Instead of being a promise, the action of quitting smoking, picking up the habit again, and quitting again becomes a farcical performance that plays with the idea of finality yet ultimately strips it of its power and meaning.
Previous performances include:
Kölnische Kunstverein, 2014; Villa Romana, 2017; Klosterfelde Berlin, 2018.
Kasia Fudakowski, This is not a performance, 2014 – ongoing. Performance, engraved brass plate; 8 × 10 cm.