On Sat. Sept. 17 we attempted to bury Andrew in popcorn, but we couldn't pop the corn fast enough . . .
Here's the official "artist statement:"
It may seem a little corny, but it’s a serious health and environmental matter!
The global consumption of corn-based products has reached an eye popping level.
Heavy government subsidization has created a massive over-production of the crop, leading to a glut of cheap corn-based food products, including corn-fed livestock and high fructose corn syrup.
These corn-based food substitutes are wreaking havoc on our society, leading to serious health consequences like obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and e-coli. The environmental consequences of corn over-production are equally as grim.
Our interactive art performance “Pop Art” is a satirical illustration of how heavy corn subsidization has led to a gross over-use of corn and corn-based products.
By wastefully burying ourselves in a corn byproduct – popcorn – we depict how we are literally up to our ears in corn byproducts. Risking potential suffocation, we show how these products can have harmful effects on humans.
Sweet corn? Think again . . .
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