I ask people to bring me items that they associate with a certain feeling, that they want to get rid of.

how does it work?

  1. Humanshredder (I) sits in a room behind a table loaded with different tools, such as hammer, saw, scissors, knives, eraser, tape etc. Humanshredder is considered as one of the tools.
  2. The person participating sits on the other side of the table facing humanshredder.
  3. He tells his burden. He is allowed to decide himself how much he is telling, but is couraged to open up as much as possible.
  4. After telling the burden, the item, that has been carried to the performance as a worldly represent of the burden, is handed over to be broken.
  5. Humanshredder breaks the burden in front of the participant. The way the act is executed differs and is decided intuitionally at the spot.
  6. The broken material is stored in a glass jar, the lid is closed and the participant names the burden.
  7. Participant places the stored burden into the installation.