Massaging Nationalism

Massaging Nationalism

Installation / performance

23 Kilograms
Galerie West
Den Haag
2013

Demitri Madimin and Zen Marie in conversation.

In Massaging Nationalism I set up a ‘massage parlour’ in gallery west in Den Hague. In this performance, I invited members of the public to book a massage session with me. In a specially designed and heated room, I proceeded to speak to people about how they respond or relate to feelings of nationalism, in this case especially – Dutch Nationalism.