July 1st: Last Bath with Patch Adams

Eat Art marathon


This piece was inspired by the Hollywood movie Patch Adams with Robert Williams, in which he makes a noodle pool for a patient. I was 6 or 9 years old at the time I saw the movie for the first time and that was then one of my life's dream. 

This piece was therefore an introduction to the fantasy that can be invoked through Eat Art and also an introduction to the July 2017 Eat Art marathon itself. The idea of the spagnetti bath has been evoked in other performances but always dismissed because it asks for a lot of preparation by itself (it took me 4 hours and 30 bags of spaghetti to fill the bath).

There is a lot of vanity in bathing in food (while drink alcohol and seasoning it with fresh products), using a lot ressources like water and pastas wrappings and electricity to produce it, and its sanitary qualities can always be questioned despite a rigorous process of cleanliness. 

To counter thoses negative aspects, the second part of the performance is to wrap the pastas in separated bags to give it as an artwork to meaningful people around me, as an object of art, that could be consumed. I will sell the last bags for 2$ as a reference joke to the art market. 

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