The West tastes like Gold

Endurance Performance

Duration: 4 hours

gold leaf,  Hawaiian Lava salt, light stand, German Dirndl, tools

conceived for group exhibition "kitchen girls & toy boys"

curated by Jonny Star

February 2014, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, USA


"The West tastes like gold" is an old East German saying that conveys unrealistic expectations of wealth and freedom in West Germany and Western countries. During the course of four hours I ate 70 pieces of gold leaf to visually amplify the unappealing taste of gold and to devalue its importance.