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02/02/2000 El Libro de los Besos.
live interactive performance, Plaza de Armas, Santiago, Chile. Images by Luna Montenegro and Adrian Fisher. collaborators
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One of mmmmm's first actions in the Plaza de Armas, (the square was once a military training ground and now is the centre of downtown Santiago). This site-specific public action invited people to paint their lips and kiss a stranger, we attempt to challenge the idea of the encounter with the other in a moment of intimacy. Sometimes twenty people kissed in the same moment. The performance took the form of a sound and visual installation where after kissing, people made an impression of their lips in a book. The performance was stopped by the Police because they would not accept it as an art action. This work was part of a series of performances that we also developed in Peckham, South London, UK and Vienna, Austria.