Caution Wet Floor


A collaborative project between Tingyi Jiang and Marie Vanderauwera 

Cleaning the floor is a gesture of caring or maintaining the space; but can it also be aggressive? Can it also be a tool to occupy space by taking advantage of others' respect for this task?

Two performers clean the floor from two corners with a wet mop and gradually move towards the middle, as the audience avoids stepping on the wet and clean floor also moving towards the middle. Finally, the audience stands packed in the middle of the room, surrounded by the wet floor.

The Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK), Ghent, Belgium
December, 2022

Photography: Anthony Fen-Chong