Lick the Walls.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

It's exceedingly difficult to make anything brown look attractive in photographs - I learned this the hard way while experimenting briefly with food photography. This room, at first glance, seems to be no exception. However, does your perception change when you're told the walls are made of chocolate?

In fact, artist Anya Gallaccio had a less-than-romantic vision when creating the installation, which is titled Stroke: "The desire to interact by picking, licking or stroking the chocolate-covered walls is almost compulsive. What is beautiful…becomes putrid and decayed."


Foulness of old and over-licked chocolate aside, I have to wonder also: will there be ants? 

Read more about Stroke, here.

13 comments:

Panda Head said...

omg, truer words were never spoken, re: BROWN! this is totally gorgeous and totally gross on like three different levels...but I bet it smells AMAZING :)

Meghan Silva said...

Now you have me thinking about ants too. Haha!

Meg | Meghan Silva's Blog

tara said...

Haha my first thought was "Gross, other people's spit!"

It's frustrating how an ugly wall can ruin a photo :)

Anonymous said...

crazy!!

Shoko said...

Meghan, it was my first thought :)

Katie said...

This is so interesting, thanks!

Kathy said...

I didn't even think of ants! I just wondered how much chocolate was used on the wall and how much was eaten while creating this work.

fai o. said...

will it melt?

burntfeather said...

That is insanely gross, ha ha ha. I love weird art installations, was anyone allowed to lick it or only the artist? I'd be tempted to find an unlicked spot :P tempted!

Shoko said...

Fai, yes, I think it does, slowly.

Fee, anyone is allowed! I think that's what's meant by "what's beautiful becomes putrid." :)

Suzanna said...

well, dang...

Great find, as always. You're my favorite internet curator.

L▲UR▲TJ said...

Will there be ants indeed, your post is always fun and delightful i need to come back more often!

Shoko said...

Thank you, Suzanna! And yes, Laura, please do!

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