Concept, performance: Salla Salin
Duration: 1 hour
Pictures (image capture from video): Kristiaan van ‘t Hof
Borderline is part of a series titled Zoo in the City: a series that consists of various performance scores dealing with the urban human/animal relationship. These scores were created in and proposed for the city of Antwerp - one of the most multicultural cities in Europe.
Borderline took place in the heart of the city, where the main railway station (international) is situated right next to a zoo.
The performer, walking back and forth along a fixed, straight line on a square in front of the station and the entrance to the zoo, contradicts the speed, mental attitude and myriad of lines that other people create when crossing the square.
Stemming from a movement often seen in captive animals but foreign to this human surrounding, the performer's act simultaneously slowly reveals the outlines of an invisible barrier, one to be perceived as either outer (physical) or inner (mental).