Temperamental Dance

Duration: 30 min / 6 hours – loop 20 min


There is a circle of used coffee grounds on the concrete floor. Two women enter and stand, facing each other, on opposite sides. The bare breasted women are wearing white ice skates and white fur jackets. They are each holding a sack of coffee beans, from where rhythmical music is heard. The two women cut into the coffee grounds with there skates. They slide synchronised in a circular movement towards the centre, ending back to back, as they meet in the middle. Left behind in the coffee grounds are the tracks of a compass rose.


Röhsska museet, Göteborg, Sweden, 2008
Galleria Illy, New York, USA, 2005
ArtMax, Braunschweig, Germany, 2003

Other Work with Ice Skates

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Installation: Temperamental Dance (erased)