PoesíAcción! Cervantes Institute, Berlin, Germany, July 2011.
This performance took place a few weeks after several cases occurred in Germany where Spanish cucumbers were found to be poisoned. Even after the incident was resolved, it did not stop Spanish agriculture from experiencing large financial losses.
I have a transparent plastic bag with a zippered top. I open it and crawl inside, zipping it closed. It is very cramped. Inside there is another bag full of cucumbers. I take out the cucumbers, peel them, cut them into strips, and place them on a tray. I season them with salt, oil, and sesame seeds. I unzip the bag and stick my head out. I eat a couple of pieces of cucumber. I get out of the bag and offer the seasoned cucumbers to the public.