Chewing in Venice
This is a series of installations by Frankfurt based sculpture artist Simone Decker. Her large-scale work was displayed and photographed all around the city of Venice, Italy in 1999 (
yes, a long time ago).
I found Simone’s work quite inspiring and captivating considering “chewed chewing gum” is seen as a bit disgusting and people avoid touching it. But by increasing the scale she has created the urge for it to become tactile as it provokes a range of questions, such as “Is that real?”, “What is it made of?”, “Does it feel like chewing gum?”, etc…
In certain angles makes the sculptures appear to obstruct the path! Another cool thing that I noticed is the different sculptures show pieces of chewing gum in a variety of different stages of their “life cycle”… I’ve never seem anything like that and this proves what I’ve been thinking lately: some cool stuff are just cool and can be timeless!
“I felt pretty good while I was blowing that bubble, but as soon as the gum lost its flavor, I was back to pondering my mortality.” Mitch Hedberg
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