B.A.  2013

170 kg Bubble Gum, toothpicks, Plexiglass



B.A. is a ‘maquette’ for a fantastical monument dedicated to ephemeral   luxury.

Composed almost entirely of chewing gum, the structure is also reinforced and pierced with toothpicks that form a visible armature. The chewing gum is heated, and then moulded into shape. Initially soft and sticky in texture, the material eventually hardens and maintains a plastic quality. This ambiguous accumulation provokes a sensorial experience that assumes to be pliable and palpable, playful and damaging, ephemeral and perpetual.

Sponsored by Perfetti Van Melle