Michael Starmayr, Katharina Zanon
Käse- Zentrale, Linz
Next to a busy street in the center of Linz Starmayr and Zanon take a nap in a bed which they carried from the opposite side of the city. The noise of the honking cars and the hurry of approaching passengers are more intense for the artists, as visual inputs are missing. Still pretending to be asleep, Starmayr and Zanon are being painted, kissed and photographed by viewers. The provoking element of the stubborn non-reacting is shown vividly when two policemen arrive and try to force the artists to wake up by shaking them and opening their eyelids. No reaction makes them try to search for information about the person in charge of this situation in the surroundings of the sleepers.