the Nordic pavilion at the Venice Biennale 26/8 - 21/11 2010.

4 Sep 2010

Biscuit tower

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Another futile venture. First and smallest misjudgement is how much (or rather how little) one can build out of five packets of nocciola wafers. The answer in our case is an approximately 50 centimetre high tower, which suddenly appears very short and lonely on the table. Second and more severe misjudgement concerns peoples social behaviour. It is scary and awkward to pick a wafer, even if you are not the first (and this is the same crowd that was throwing themselves over the styrocutter just minutes before), perhaps more so as Anders stands ready with a camera to document the eating. It is scary and awkward to pick a wafer because the uncertainty if this is a project to be looked at and considered as an architectural model (it stands very close to our model of the exhibition space). Is mixing of categories futile when it concerns edibles? Can one eat art? The food eventually disappears into people.

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