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Welcome!

 

Welcome! is a guerrilla act in Stockholm subway, between Östermalmstorg and Slussen. In this performance Tsuchimoto reflected the recent phenomenon in subway and migration issues in Sweden, as well as her personal experience as an immigrant. For an hour she kept putting and collecting paper notes on train seats. Passengers could see the note which says, “Välkommen till Sverige! (Welcome to Sweden!)”. The action itself resembles a manner of begging for money, used by poor immigrants.

 

Performance at uNder_jOrden sTockholm at Stockholm subway-red line between Östermalmstorg and Slussen, Stockholm, Sweden: Organized by Gustaf Broms

(photo by Trish Littler, Marcel Van Helvoort)