Recent conceptual werks. Edible photographs of emotional triggers. Available in wafer form for your digestive transformation into mierda. For the show opening this weekend - see below.
An Installation of Photographic Images and Performance by Kevin Hoth
All works are edible ink on edible paper
Each image is 3” x 3,” produced in an edition of 5
Individual prints are available for purchase for $25 (comes in biodegradable snack bag)
List of works aka Edible Triggers:
I’m playing with the notion of when we eat something we transform it, we gain its power over us, or it becomes truly part of us. In fables a monster may eat an enemy and then gains the power of those he eats. When we eat we are literally adding something to the physical material of our body - some elements, permanently.
Some things are positive triggers, some are negative. I like the idea that you could eat an image of someone or something that triggers you in a negative way and through the powers of the body you could make it into something that is yours, albeit something that again (we come full circle) can have negative connotations or be considered taboo - shit, poop, feces, etc. - you know the children’s book? Again we come back to an emotional trigger, but it has been transformed or in the language of psychology - processed.
This installation consists of a grid of images printed with edible ink on edible paper. Each image is a personal emotional trigger or is one solicited online from friends on Facebook. I used Google image search to find stock images (royalty free, non-copyrighted) of the trigger and then cropped or selected part of the image for use as a circular print. Each image in the grid is available for purchase for $25 (1 of an edition of 5).
I will be video projecting a Google image search next to my grid of images. Participants aka gallery viewers may tell me a personal trigger and I will search for an image of it online. I get to curate or chose the image and then I will print it out on edible paper. I will print two copies and I and the participant will eat the trigger facing each other. We will both digest the trigger on our own and you know what happens next.