werde Ihr schmutziges Geschirr waschen, I will wash your dirty dishes.
the street, talking with people to discuss the dilemma of the artist as
visionary, and see if people would invite a stranger into their homes.
The test was also to myself, a sort of the flip to "Waffles for an
opening." Usually women invited me home, to talk about absent husbands
and boyfriends, or to help with chores and children and have some adult
conversation during the day. Always, though, the hardest was to say goodbye,
us exchanging addresses for some future remembrance.
begun 1994. Munich: Marienplatz (unterfussgang), Parieserplatz and Lindwurmstrasse,
Kapuzinerstrasse and Arbeitstrasse, Theresienstrasse and Barerstrasse, Leopoldstrasse
and Franz-Joseph-Strasse. Five hours and forty-one minutes spent on the
street. 1150 catalytic texts given. Eleven strangers’ homes visited.
Twenty-two hours and thirty minutes spent in these homes. Each participant
received a sponge, printed with the project's title and signed by myself
and the participant. The project can be repeated. Archive in the collection
of the artist.
Also see catalytic
Barbara Schlegel displaying the sponge she and Kinmont used
and then signed during her participation
Kinmont washing dishes in a participant's home, May 1994