Today's commodities and signs of perceived value will soon become obsolete, as the outdated are eagerly eaten and vomited up again in a fantastical new parasitic arrangement. This customised homemade Molotov cocktail, replete with smiley face stickers and a fistful of dollar notes as a fuse, sits spellbound in a world that is already ablaze, a giggling fetishisation which epitaphs the futility of any form of revolution. Detritus is the new currency in an economics of obvious ruin. This work is a hysterical celebration to the perpetual insanity of consumerism.
glass bottle, bitumen, petrol, oil, urine, resin, glitter, stickers, AUD $90
36 x 13 x 12 cm
Judges of the 2010 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: John Kaldor AM (Principal of Kaldor Public Art Projects), Glenn Barkley (Curator at Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney) and Monica McMahon (Curator at University of Western Sydney).
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