Spontaneous Civility (2005)

I recontextualized an urban space, through the use of food served on a busy street corner to both neighbors and strangers, into a community based public place. I also recontextualized the action of cooking by placing it outside of a domestic sphere. I transgressed rules of normal street behavior and I redefined the role of artist in a community that associates artists only with traditional art forms, i.e. sculpture and painting.A secondary part of the project involved the participation of the community in making a special tablecloth for the table used in the street event, completely covered with pearls.

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I recontextualized an urban space, through the use of food served on a busy street corner to both neighbors and strangers, into a community based public place. I also recontextualized the action of cooking by placing it outside of a domestic sphere. I transgressed rules of normal street behavior and I redefined the role of artist in a community that associates artists only with traditional art forms, i.e. sculpture and painting.A secondary part of the project involved the participation of the community in making a special tablecloth for the table used in the street event, completely covered with pearls.

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