Timinutterpause (2005)

If you had ten minutes break from where you are now, and you could do anything, what would you do then?
I asked this question to people at different work-places. On the basis of this I gave audience the possibility to experience five of these dream-breaks at different times and locations:

“I WOULD SLEEP”

Place: Langnes Airport

All around the airport, people were sleeping with a sign on them that said break.

“WATCH WOMAN WITH FEW CLOTHES AND EAT ICE CREAM OUTSIDE”

Place: Rådstuaparken, small park in the middle of the city with a statue of the King

Audience could eat as much ice-cream as they managed in ten minutes while I cut the clothes of two women with scissors. The leftovers of the ice cream were thrown after the performance.

Can one persons dream become somebody else’s nightmare?

Performers: Rebekka Brox Liabø and Jorid Hjulstad Junttila (my mother)

“ACT IN A MOVIE”

Place: Skansen, historical area with old wooden houses.

I let two people from the audience become movie-stars by giving them a role in a movie, filming and showing it on wide screen. The movie script was made by famous quotes from movies. There was pop corn for the film showing. All in ten minutes.

Camera: Ole Gjæver

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“GO AND BUY A WINNING TICKET AND WIN MILLIONS!”

Place: Nerstranda, a modern shopping centre in the middle of the city.

I asked people if they thought time is money, and if they answered positively, I gave them a “Lotto-ticket” and said I hoped they won time.

If time is money, do we give ourselves a break when we get unexpected money?

“I WOULD FLY!”

Place: Main square in the city centre.

Audience got a flying lesson from a child. They got balloons, wrote their name on them and imagined that they were the balloons while all at once let go of the balloons.

Instructor: Ask Mauren