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A Taste of Summer
is an installation/performance commissioned by Forces of Light Festival, Helsinki in 1999. This annual festival aims to bring life and light to the streets of Helsinki in the cold, dark days and nights of November and December. I brought A Taste of Summer to the people of Helsinki for three consecutive nights by giving out free ice-cream and pretend sunrays (UV light). Each night my white-clad figure wheeled a bicycle and cart to a new location in the city. I put up my parasol, switched on the UV lights and gave out a taste of summer, creating both a striking visual spectacle, as well as a participatory artwork. The work was also performed at Art2000, London.



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