description:on & off-site participatory project with map
location:Peel Street, Adelaide & somewhere in the back-streets of Adelaide
event:Format Collective's Visual Art Program, Adelaide Fringe 2010
Title: The small pleasure of throwing something knowing it will break.
Materials: Plaster, Objects: fake flowers, enamel, dimensions variable, various locations around Adelaide and map
This is a project about the small pleasure of throwing something, knowing it will break.
I like making lists, so this project could also be called: When Somebody Hurts You, Screaming in the Car, or Things to let go of. I dedicate it to anyone who has been driven to the point of bursting. I create an enameled, shiny surface over the form of flowers in full bloom, frozen at the point of breaking and spilling. I hope these objects hold trace of beauty, violence and stillness.
I like to put things in public space, for the passers by, and to sit well with other bits of street art. These objects (seemingly tough and solid) are affixed to the wall in an impermanent way, eventually they will fall off and smash, get washed into gutters or covered up by the next layer.
Sasha Grbich 2010