Bad Mood, Krõõt Juurak
Condition of activation: it has to be announced
Bad Mood is an artwork in the format of a performative condition, in other words a mood. Since a mood can be more or less contageous, Bad Mood can spread to include anyone and become the mood of the week. Bad Mood was conceived by the artist Krõõt Juurak in 2014, on the occasion of a commissioned work for an exhibition by De Appel Curatorial Program, titled Three Artists Walk into a Bar. As the exhibition did not have a specific space, nor budget, the artist responded by offering her own mood as the artwork. Throughout the duration of the exhibition the artist would remain in a mildly negative state of mind, aka bad mood. Nowadays the instruction of the performance are on sale for art collectors and institutions, that relate to the immateriality of performance with a self-ironic spirit, just exposing the fragility of a possible state of mind.