I Was the Reason You Are in the World, Charlotte Ruppert & Johanna Maj Schmidt, 2020

I WAS THE REASON YOU ARE IN THE WORLD

Dressed in functional/comfortable everyday clothes and with huge light pink udders on our bellies, we sing a song based on Kate Nash's Song “Nicest Thing”. We perform it amidst drawings, paintings, and sculptures. The lyrical self of the text literally finds her voice regarding her romantic fantasies. Driven by the desire to be her beloved's only love object for ever, in our interpretation, she blusters herself into a more and more narcissistic-authoritarian attitude.