This means something, but it won't last has its starting point in the graffiti piece don’t forget to eat your lunch and make some trouble by Banksy. In the graffiti, the artist is drawing a line between daily routine, rebellious acts, and a mother’s love. During Corona, love and physical closeness became rebellious acts. In some cases, they were even illegal, and gathering and meeting new people was promoted as a danger to society. The tension between social obedience and individual rights had never been higher.
This means something, but it won’t last is an homage to resisting and questioning the norms. Who decides what is normal? The work pays tribute to the artists who challenge the trivial, who do not see things as they are ‘supposed’ to be, and who constantly question the rights and the wrongs, despite personal costs.
The work is a site-specific and consists of a few appearances and a series of flash mobs appearing throughout the day in the location
Choreography: Yaniv Cohen
Performers: Louise Horgen Rekkedal and Maren Grønstad
Composer: Tobias Grønborg
Costume designers: Ingaler Borg and Jana Dahlke
Produced by Y to C Yaniv Cohen and the Art Academy in Oslo (KHIO)