Öffentliche Badewanne / Public Bath

Concept

-1992-

Jankowski found a bathtub on the street and decided to place it in the display window of his Hamburg storefront apartment and studio, Friedensallee 12. He then invited passersby to take a bath – to go about a more private matter in public. As an incentive, Jankowski offered to play the music they wanted to hear, and he had a refrigerator filled with food and drinks. He loaned bathers his rubber duckie and water pistol or even gave them a massage. Two video cameras – one inside the store and one outside – recorded the bathers. As a result, those passing in front of the display window were also caught on film as they stopped to watch. (In collaboration with Rüdiger Salzmann, Bianca Schöning, and Silvana Toneva.)

Video

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Participative project
Video (1 Digital Betacam, 1 DVD)