A bit of luggage – street intervention

Title: Like a bit of luggage / Performance by Mihai Lukacs and Jeanne Hamilton / Location: MuseumsQuartier, Mariahilferstrasse entrance, Vienna / Time: Thursday, August 29, 2013, 15.00 /// What constitutes “cruelty”? Could it be the immobilization, constriction, or restriction of Omofuma’s body with adhesive tape? The crime: being an illegal resident in Austria. Punishment: death by partial or complete blockage of the respiratory tract and gagging by means of adhesive tape at the hands of three police officers during his deportation flight back to Nigeria. Date: 1 May 1999.

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