So about a month ago I found out about this up coming art exposition in Liberia (Costa Rica). The show is tentatively scheduled for September 2011 and the theme is "gastronomy". At first I wasn't sure what to make of the theme, but I knew I wanted to participate in the show, fortunately after reading a little more about the exposition, I have come to find that it is very open ended, as far as how you choose to approach the theme. I love it when themes are open ended as it allows the mind to run free and wild.
As I am constantly expanding on "Monetary Bondage", I thought of a hundred different ways to be able to argue the relationship between "food" and money using the pieces I already have made. However, I also wanted to try and come up with something just for the show that could some how speak more directly to the relationship between "food" and money. I feel that the relationship between food and money is very clear in today's "modern world". Generally speaking, if you don't have money you are not going to eat well or at all. Not to mention that money and concerns over it can manifest in many physical ways often affecting peoples' digestive processes and general health. Having my train of thoughts travel along this sort of path I began thinking of what people tend to do when money is causing them physical discomfort and this is where I ended up...
|"Money-Ache", 2011, Daniel Icaza, 1964 Kennedy Half Dollars, Fine Silver, Alka-Seltzer|
In the end, I feel a little overwhelmed with the amount of ways one can interpret and consider the complex relationships between food and money. Personally I always end up viewing it as a vicious cycle, thinking about money can make you physically ill and yet you need money to buy food and medicine to improve your overall health and well being... So money makes you sick, but it can make you better as well... It ended up a bit too ironic and dark for my taste but I hope everyone can come away with something from this. I just want throw in a quick thank you to my girlfriend Kaylee for coming up with the name "Money Ache" as it seems to fit the concept so perfectly. If you would like to know more about Kaylee and her art please follow this link.... CLICK HERE...
|"Money-Ache", 2011, Daniel Icaza, 2000 One-Hundred Colones, Fine Silver, Brass, Alka-Seltzer|
|Agitating the soup a bit...|
|A little more agitation and the effects became truly amazing...|
|Back to normal???|
Peace and Love.