Joy of Weaving - Fertility?

While other artits artists of the festival are performing I build an installation out of all the objects that I have woven during my almost two month stay in Mexico and the USA. Visitors are challenged to throw a ball and the two phallus-like objects through a woven "donut". With every failed throwing they ruin the installation. With each hit, I remove a small woven patch from the installation and connect it with a strand of my hair.
Then the spectators throw the “donut” over a woven hat first, then over my head.
The small woven rugs, that are attached to my hair with long strips of fabric the audience throw through a ring that hangs from the ceiling. I remove the woven pieces from the strings and hand them over to the guests. The cords are now attached to the “donut” that lies around my neck. Slowly getting down on my knees, I pull up the heavy “donut”. Then I turn around in a circle until I feel dizzy.
Again, I animate the audience to play. They have fun, because "to hit something" is a very original human need (hunting).
Hereby I also refer to the "interest" of the sperm to "hit" the egg.
I am no longer fertile due to age. My last relationship broke up because I did not feel physically attracted to the man.
Romantic relationship without sex? Is that possible? The lightness and serenity that this performance provokes among the audience shows that the playful approach is the best way to handle things that matter.
As part of the project "Joy of Weaving", I would like to demonstrate with this performance the multiple usability of my art objects. They are aesthetic objects, utilitarian objects and can also be used for building and playing. Children of all ages demonstrate this repeatedly during my presentations and exhibitions.
May 2019
Itinerant Festival at
the Artspace Smack Mellon 
Brooklyn New York

curated by Hector Canonge

pics by Kathy Halfin