To eat a slice of pizza at Pizza Hut. Exclaiming before taking a first bite: Hail to Gorbachev! *

Steve Giasson. Performance invisible n° 93 (Manger une pointe de pizza chez Pizza Hut. S’exclamer, avant de prendre une première bouchée : Vive Gorbatchev !) Performeurs : Andrée Boivin et Steve Giasson. Crédit photographique : Daniel Roy. 27 février 2016.

Steve Giasson. Performance invisible n° 93 (Manger une pointe de pizza chez Pizza Hut. S’exclamer, avant de prendre une première bouchée : Vive Gorbatchev !) Performeurs : Andrée Boivin et Steve Giasson. Crédit photographique : Daniel Roy. 27 février 2016.

Steve Giasson. Performance invisible n° 93 (Manger une pointe de pizza chez Pizza Hut. S’exclamer, avant de prendre une première bouchée : Vive Gorbatchev !) Performeurs : Andrée Boivin et Steve Giasson. Crédit vidéographique : Daniel Roy. 27 février 2016.


(To commemorate a fact that seemed to be paltry: In 1998, a commercial for the Pizza Hut restaurant chain was broadcast around the world. You could see there the former President of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev going to a Pizza Hut restaurant with a young girl in the Red Square. A family sitting at table recognizes him. Two men, among them, then argue about the legacy of the politician: « Because of him, we have economic confusion! », « Because of him, we have opportunity! », « Because of him, we have political instability! », « Because of him, we have freedom! », « Complete chaos! », « Hope! », « Political instability! » An old lady interrupts: « Because of him we have many things... ...like Pizza Hut! ». All agreeing on this point, everyone exclaims: « Hail to Gorbachev! », raising their slice of pizza like if they were toasting. Other customers keep going as a choir. Gorbachev smiles and greet with his hand. A voice is being heard: « Sometimes, nothing brings people together by like a nice hot pizza from Pizza Hut”. The acclamation chorus is heard even harder, as if it resonates throughout Moscow. A slogan concludes: Pizza Hut. Good Friends. Great Pizza.)