Duration: 1 hour
Congratulations is a life-long project including a series of performances/practices through which I try to maintain an awareness of my approaching death. During the performance, I will be lying/sitting for one hour trying to comprehend and internalize the absolute reality that I might die at any second. Next, to me, there is an elaborate list of things that need to be done in the event that I die during the performance. This list is maintained based on the situation of my life on the days that I perform and will be updated before each performance accordingly. Contrary to the prevailing attitudes towards death, I have come to the realization that this event is just the beginning of the actual life and liveliness and the one who experiences it deserves to be congratulated.
Presented in: Toolbox Gallery, Berlin/ Hamras Gallery, Tehran/ Matn Gallery, Isfahan/ Museum of Impossible forms, Helsinki/ Väre, Aalto University, Helsinki/ Recycling Center, Helsinki/ Experimental Event VI, The Tower of Babel, Pori/