In the public performance 'Her name is Sarah,..' TINKEBELL. takes a
dog dressed in a cute outfit for a walk downtown Chicago, Ill
When asked what she is doing while dragging the animal over the
streets, she consequently answers by saying
'Her name is Sarah,..'.
The performance undoubtably refers to the meaning of the animal
withinupper (middle) circles, in which much more then a living
the animal is used as a commodity article: as part of an
carefully build image and ego, rather then being acknowledged as a
with own needs and characteristics.
The oblivious character of the 'answer' that she provides her
with in this work, relates to the detached, fully commercially
appropriated significance of animals in our present society.
'TINKEBELL.', a lady completely dressed in pink, referring to a
completely innocent, sweet, naive girl,
inflicting these symbols of friendlyness with acts of a violent
It is not only the performance itself that generates a reaction
shock, but especially the lines of text spoken by 'TINKEBELL., for
only is the act of walking a dead dressed dog shamelessly
executed,within the act itself, this is above all not acknowledged