In the Hall of the Mountain King (Whistle)

Performance in Wall St - NYC, HD Video 7’00”, 2018

In December 2017 I made a performance enacting a trader walking through the financial district around Wall Street, whistling the repetitive tune “In the Hall of the Mountain King” - an “M” written in chalk on my shoulder. Recalling the fictional character child murderer Hans Beckert from Fritz Lang’s “M”, the obsessive tune pushes through the urban landscape of financial speculation, perhaps suggesting the instability and slow harm of contemporary economics.


Camera: Elisabeth Molin

Supported by: Danish Arts Council and ISCP - International Studio and Curatorial Program