- WITTSTOCK Herma Auguste, Image of München 4-Happy Birthday Minga, 2012, Galerie des Künstler, München.
10 days/live performance
On 13 sequential days I locally work each day on a new durational performance the Image of München series.
Today is Munich’s 854 anniversary. Because of that I first go to the Marienplatz and buy a gingerbread heart. I order to write on it Ois’ Guade Minga, means in this context Happy Birthday Munich in Bavarian language. I wear this heart and walk across the centre of Munich.
In gallery I build festoons in black and yellow and rosettes in white and blue and decorate the gallery with it. I put the gingerbread heart on the wall and wear a long black evening dress, which has on one side the emblem of Munich appliqued.
I paint and draw 854 cakes for Munich on paper and put them on the wall. I invite the audience to join me painting some cakes for Munich.
Photo/video: Herma Auguste Wittstock.