WHEN: BFCK took place over 72 hours on 2-5 March 2024 and consisted of 72 performances, one performance every hour.

WHERE: Laivanvarustajankatu 5, Ullanlinna, Helsinki.

WHO: Sonja Ahlfors, Carl Knif, Joanna Wingren, Johan Isaksson, Jere Vilo, Iida Hägglund, Nina Vuori, Elli Kujansuu, Hilda Kozári, Emma Reijonen, Gabrielle Vaara

BFCK is the second part in Blaue Frau and Carl Knif’s series of hybrid performances (part one, RAVE, premiered in 2016). BFCK is a shop, a brand, and a performance. Carl Knif and Blaue Frau open an exclusive shop where they sell the luxury brand BFCK. For 72 hours Ahlfors, Wingren & Knif sleep, eat, and exist in their luxury shop. How will they deal with the pressure to sell, the lack of sleep, and the increasingly dilapidated store?
In BFCK, we want to take the issue of the neoliberal social order to the extreme and create art, entirely on the terms of capitalism and the market economy. We want to examine what happens to art and culture if everything has a price, who is willing to pay and how much?

PRESS PHOTO: Liina Aalto-Setälä