Cleaning Her. 

public performance / 120 min / 2018

merchant city, glasgow, UK

You will need:

A tin bucket

Filled with clean water

A bright neon cloth

Your work uniform

Go and clean public art

made by female artists.



Martina cleaned five sculptures made by female artists in and around Merchant City Glasgow referencing the laborious history of the area. The sculptural object was only treated with water, first brushed off and, depending on the surface, also polished, both with a cloth. The movements followed the surface as an act of care. 


Liz Peden - Gorbals Boys (Cumberland Street)

Jacqueline Donachie - Slow Down (Grendyke Street)

Margaret Findlay & Edith Burnet Hughes - Mercat Cross (Trongate, Gallowgate)

Shona Kilnoch - Thinking of Bella (Italian Centre)

Louise Crawford & Ian Alexander - Dug-out Canoe Found AD 1871 (Tontine Lane)

photography by Wassili Widmer

text by Isabel Thul:

 Sappho - Adelaide Pandiani Maraini

video by Lukas Zerbst

text by Roman Hertler: