”All the Small Horses” was a performance about sexual violence.
I built the garment from 100 pairs of the cheapest pantyhose, every pair represented victims all sharing the shame and suffering of untold abuse. The garment was meant as a symbolic memorial to cheapskate's violations of human rights, destruction of dignity, and robbery of privacy and the unity, understanding, and empathy helpful in healing. The space where it was performed was an old building with old wooden floors and when Krista Petäjäjärvi was dragging the garment it got pinched by the floors splinters making little marks on the stockings. Every pinch , every mark is permanent and honors the damaging nature of the humiliating, painful memories .