installation view, Maison de la Culture in Sidi Bouzid – Tunisia, 2015.

This work consists of seven photos, battery-operated Christmas lights, used picture frames, plastic flowers and a decorative hook.

The title is borrowed from a refrain in the song Firestarter by The Prodigy. This title references the catalytic action of the Tunisian street vendor, Mohamed Bouazizi – whose self-immolation arguably triggered the Jasmine Revolution, and the subsequent Arab Spring.

This project was first presented at the Maison de la Culture in Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia.

Photographic credits:

Trans-fixed (USA, 1974)
Chris Burden is nailed, Christlike, over the hump of a Volkswagen Beetle.

Canada Day (Belgium, 2001)
I crash my Vespa through a burning Canadian flag.

Chott (Tunisia, 2003)
Five images feature myself with a group of friends, on a motorcycle trip through Southern Tunisia.

Communiqué de presse
Press release