500 Ice Cubes
500 gummy bears frozen in ice cubes. A happening that took place in front of the Sage Art Center in Rochester, New York on February 15, 2018. The ice cubes were given away to the people walking by. Inspired by Francis Alÿs’s Paradox of Praxis 1 (1997)︎.
In order to get to the gummy bear inside, one must first consume (or break) the ice cube. However, the ice changes the gummy’s texture and fails to preserve it as a packaging device.
The act of melting the ice cubes and eating the gummy bears also echos the way our human society has been eating away the environment to consume more.