ONLY YOU

YOUU
ONLY YOUU

MAKE ME FEEL ALIVE
WHEN YOU GO AWAY
THIS STARTS TO DIE
THIS IS THE TIME TO SAVE
AND NOW I'M GOING TO SAVE
ALL THE COMPLIMENTS TO SAY

THIS IS THE TIME TO SAVE
AND NOW I'M GOING TO SAVE
THE TIME THAT I SPENT

THIS IS THE TIME TO SAVE
AND NOW I'M GOING TO SAVE
THE UNI MASTERS I COULD TAKE

THIS IS THE TIME TO SAVE
BUT NOW, I'M JUST GOING TO WAIT

EUROPA
DANCE WITH ME
EUROPA
EUROPA
DANCE WITH ME
AND NOW I'M JUST GONNA WAIT
EUROPA
SHE CANNOT FEEL HER BODY ANYMORE
SO TO YOGA NOW SHE STARTS TO GO
NOW SHE SWEATS TO GLORIFY
THE POTENTIAL OF THE BODY AND MIND

SPENDING HOURS STRETCHING MUSCLES
WITH HER FRIENDS SHE GOES EVERY THURSDAY
BODY IS BECOMING FLEXIBLE
BODY IS BECOMING SUSTAINABLE

THEY ALL TOGETHER STRETCH AND SWEAT
IN MEDITATION THEY CAN GET WET
AWARENESS OF THEM ALL THE TIME
NOW THEY CAN FEEL THE BODY AND MIND

SPENDING HOURS STRETCHING MUSCLES
WITH HER FRIENDS SHE GOES EVERY THURSDAY
BODY IS BECOMING FLEXIBLE
BODY IS BECOMING SUSTAINABLE

NOW THEY CAN DO THE WARRIOR POSE
AND THEY FEEL READY FOR THEIR PURPOSE
WHEN THEY PREPARE THEIR OWN MATS
IT'S TIME TO CLAIM FOR NEW FACTS

SPENDING HOURS STRETCHING MUSCLES
WITH HER FRIENDS SHE GOES EVERY THURSDAY
BODY IS BECOMING FLEXIBLE
BODY IS BECOMING SUSTAINABLE

BODY IS BECOMING FLEXIBLE
BODY IS BECOMING SUSTAINABLE

BODY IS BECOMING FLEXIBLE
BODY IS BECOMING SUSTAINABLE

SPENDING HOURS STRETCHING MUSCLES
WITH HER FRIENDS SHE GOES EVERY THURSDAY
BODY IS BECOMING FLEXIBLE
BODY IS BECOMING SUSTAINABLE
WE WILL MAKE A HUMAN CHAIN
WE ALREADY DID THAT
WE CAN DO IT AGAIN
WE HAVE PREPARED THE REAL CHOREOGRAPHY
WHO IS MOVING THE MASS
WHO IS MOVING THE HUMAN CHAIN

BECAREFUL WITH THE MASS
WHEN IT BREAKS DOWN THE CROWD CAN EMERGE
MY BODY CAN BE YOUR MIRROR
AND WE CAN REFLECT EACH OTHER
(UNTIL WE ARE ALL TOO BLIND)
WALKING SHOULDER TO SHOULDER
PEOPLE IS HOLDING EACH OTHER
2. human chain
3. only you
4. save time
1. I'm excited to be here
5. sweating bodies
TANSSIPAIKKA (or the place to go to dance)
2013
Installation and performance

During two weeks, Lume gallery was conceived as an space to be transformed. The first days a series of materials were transported to build a pavilion that could remember the Tanssipaikka, the finnish pavilions built in the country during the XIX century where, despite the laws, people could get together and dance.
The pavilion was built collectively, and a neon sign was hung to generate more enthusiasm at the meeting under it.
For the opening day, I sang four songs related to the precariousness of the moment, sharing, the excitement of being together, the human chains, the demonstrations and the people who go to yoga classes.
After two days, the pavilion was removed.
Pavilion and chairs
cardboard cores
2,7x3x5 m

I'm excited to be here
flexible neon light in a metallic support
1,7x1 m

Human Chain
laser cut vinyl
variable sizes


Many thanks: Seokho Hwang, Julia Nyman, Ana Gutieszca, Mathias Hartmann,
Christopher Wessels, Akihiko Piko Sugiura, Ahsan Masood and Thomas Stanistreet.

Sound technician: Esther Valencia.
Songs by Claudia Pag├Ęs

Project produced by Stora Enso and TOKYO.
Presented in Media Centre Lume. Helsinki, Finland at March 2013
If you cannot listen the songs
click here
claudia pages