Something in the Air

Performance & video
Commissioned by: The Window & Centre Pompidou, Hors Pistes
Camera & edit: Søren Dø
Paris, France 2016

A Parisian street sweeper in a green uniform pushes his trolley along the street, apparently going about his usual business. He stops every now and then, takes a spray bottle from his trolley, and sprays something in the air. He takes out another bottle and sprays more. Whatever he is spraying evaporates immediately with a loud hiss.

As we look closer at the trolley, we notice that each bottle is labelled: Islam, Sikhism, Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, etc. The cleaner is filling
the air with religion – to be inhaled by unsuspecting passers-by.