“Please raise your hand if you’re willing to answer my questions quickly and honestly”. “Please raise your hand if you know why you are here”. “Please raise your hand if you slept well last night”. A (for the most part) gentle exploration of what it means to be one of us, presented in the format of a series of questions. Questions range from the mundane to the mystical, from the profane to the sacred. A survey, an act of voluntary manipulation, a confessional, an absolution. After each question a quick estimated percentage of hands up or down is noted on the clipboard, and the next question is read. Previously performed in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, den Haag, Oslo, and Featherstone Castle in Northumberland.
Peter Horneland, artist and vitki from Norway. Currently studying at the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam. Operates in the intersection of art, technology and occulture, usually in the form of performance, installation, social practice and digital/new media productions. Engaged in the ways we map and model our understanding of our experience, mythologise, and influence each other (from the field of marketing to ritual initiations), as well as randomised reshufflings of our established meaning-sets to open up new horizons (as in cut-up technique, dérive, machine-learning experiments, and divination). Awarded a residency at FKDS Ateliers at Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway, and the From Dusk till Dawn PNEK Art Prize︎. www.peterhorneland.com