Fat City: an Installation Performance by Bob Seng and Lisa Hein
“Fat City” refers to “Drop City”, TC Boyle’s novel about an idealized hippie future, where technical regression turns into a struggle for survival. The artists begin with a gallery, stripped of everything but its lights, and ask, “What would it take to light this space without them?” As haplessly as Drop Citizens, Hein and Seng challenge themselves to fuel a lamp from foraged natural sources. Boiling wax and grease, they succeed in primitive fashion, but also question the wisdom of forcing history backward.
Curated by Bob Seng and Lisa Hein