Performance is a transition of consciousness, from that ordinary human being to an extraordinary one. Performance is time-based art. And it's real --a knife is a real knife and blood is real blood. Art is not about matching a painting with your carpet at home: it should be disturbing, questioning, bring up your fears. Once you are there, looking at me, in the middle of a room with people all around the room, being watched, filmed and photographed, you have no other place to go but inside yourself. That's when you feel present. I'm a female, but I'm not a female artist. I'm an artist. Art has no gender. The only division possible for art is: good art and bad art. Spirituality is different from art. But you need spiritual consciousness to make a good work.