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BED PIECE

Art to the people, Riksutstillinger, 5. September, 2003 – 16. May, 2004

Improvised theatre stunt with young political activists.

The performance was based on John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s “Bed-in-for-peace”. Lennon and Ono were replaced with president George W. Bush and Minister of Defence, Kristin Krohn Devold. Ono’s daughter Kyoko was replaced with Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik. Devold and Bush were performed by two political activists. Bondevik was a puppet. The activists communicated their own political message to the general public, whilst they lay in bed, or were working on a 50 m2 large newspaper.

Puppet maker: Olav Orud

 

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