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

I WAS THE REASON YOU ARE IN THE WORLD

For the 2020 „Rundgang“ of the Fine Art Academy of Leipzig, Charlotte Ruppert and I developed the performance „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 sang a song based on Kate Nash's Song “Nicest Thing”. We performed 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.

© Johanna Maj Schmidt 2020