by Jose Hernandez, Ginger Krebs, Aurora Tabar
direction Ginger Krebs
installation Sabina Ott
costumes and props Ginger Krebs and Bryan Saner
text Ginger Krebs
camera Eryka Dellenbach
performed at The Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, 2016
In "Colorless, With a Sweet Smell", the separate endeavors of three performers overlap in a Styrofoam landscape. Surveying machinery scans the plastic mountain for traces of organic material, a corporate customer service representative “takes your calls”, and a body experiencing strange symptoms performs a spiritual detox regimen.
video text transcription:
"There is no other word possibly that means quite so much to us as the word “safety”. Professional recognition means more than just doing a good job. It means, above all, that we will do it safely.
In all fairness, I think we know when we take chances.
Record your message at the tone. Have a safe day.
ACH Foam Technologies has been manufacturing Styrofoam for over thirty years, before green meant anything. Our product poses no real, credible threat. It does not produce methane gas. It does not biodegrade. It does provide a stable fill material, like earth or rock. We do offer a biodegradable loose fill packaging peanut product.
Don’t search for a problem that doesn’t exist. As stated in our information packet, our foam is manufactured in accordance with the current regulatory framework. We continue to believe that Styrofoam is a safe, effective product.
Thank you. Thank you. I think we’ll decline, but thanks for calling."