The second home for America’s Teddy Bear was at Isola Galerie in Frankfurt, Germany in 2018. He spent all summer in a sunny, well-lit window at the heart of the lively neighborhood of Bockenheim. The total count of bullets for this installation was 470.
This was my first live performance for the installation. During the first part of the performance, while shooting the nerf bullets onto the teddy, we showed a video clip of Emma Gonzalez –a Parkland High School student and survivor– of the powerful and emotional speech she gave days after the shooting.
Isola Galerie also hosted a finissage in which we invited visitors to help un-install the Teddy.