Kreëmart + Rirkrit Tiravanija presents
untitled 2015 ( tomorrow is on our tongue, as today pass from our lips )
CCBB Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - Brasilia
Kreëmart and Rirkrit Tiravanija have a social understanding of this project. The glass structure, (the laboratory) within the glass house can be understood as a microcosm of itself, or better, of the city we will be using as our platform, Brasilia. The ceiling reiterates the ideas of containment.
Within the laboratory, we will be creating different interpretations (tastes) of a wafer that can be used in the same way as holy bread (Ostia). It would is important to use the same base for the wafer as so the only variable that changes is the taste.The tastes are based on the concepts: Everest, Pacific, Sahara, Antarctica, Amazon and Iguaçu Falls
The idea behind having the wafer is that it is a very genetic form. The association with the wafer is that of being bland, tasteless. Here, we will give the public a sensorial surprise, an explosion of flavor of different tastes given our separate wafer creations.
Within the lab, there is a table hosting the wafer structure. The laboratory workers will pull one by one out with a tweezer to give the wafer to the public through the glass hole.
We are staging a situation and the public will have a personal experience of it.
The person in the public will have no choice of the taste of their wafer, they will eat that of which is served to them. As to reiterate the idea of giving false autonomy to the public, the public will line up in four different divisions of the space with tubes that connect into the laboratory.
This ties back to a political and social context of having choice between candidates but not really having power or autonomy of ultimate choice. Here the political connotation also ties to the containment within the structure. The public may try to perceive and will have their own ideas of what is happening within the laboratory but this is something that will never be divulged. The glass house is a metaphor for the personas created by a political party, whatever that may be.
There can be a further investigation of concept of what happens within the laboratory. As there is a glass separation of the public and the laboratory, it may be understood as that unreachable, untouchable understanding of production and consumption.
Whether the reaction is pleasure, disgust, confusion – this will be provoked by taste and will arise curiosity. No two people will have the same experience of taste and that exploration and documentation is pertinent.