Saturday, July 27, 2013
TIEMPO DETENIDO, watercolor
As promised in my previous blog entry: La Biennale di Venezia's Dominican Republic presentation: A screen projecting four people seriously dressed and seriously reading Rules and Regulations about Chewing Gum. "Rule number 43, single women may not chew gum- Rule number 44, it is not allowed to walk, dance, and chew gum at the same time - Rule number 45, male and female cannot chew gum in the same room at the same time - Rule....." you get the idea! On the side of the screen, there was a bowl full of individually wrapped chewing gum, with a sign saying the audience was invited to pick up a piece, chew the gum, then stick it on to the screen. Needles to say, the screen was full of chewed pieces of gum, some "dripping" down from the screen, some sticking the wrapping paper to the screen. I made my contribution, while laughing at the on-going rules... Social commentaries seemed to be a constant at the Biennale's art installations. Next stop: Uruguay!