The box in a plastic bag (La boîte - en - sac plastique), performance, space Hamilton, Seoul, 2010

Performance in which the participating artists at an exhibition opening are given bags of groceries their typical dinner habits. At the exhibition's private viewing, artists meet audiences while carrying E-Mart’s yellow plastic bags. After the event, they can bring the groceries and prepare supper home. The title of the work is a parody of Marcel Duchamp’s work La boîte-en-valise.  

 


The following questions posed to participating artists:

1) What time do you usually have dinner?
2) With whom do you usually have dinner?
2.1) Please write down topics of your conversation that you often have while having dinner.
2.2) If you mostly eat alone, which TV show do you watch, if any?
2.3) If you mostly have dinner alone but you do not watch TV, please describe what you look at while eating.
3) What menu do you most often enjoy for dinner?
4) What is your favorite food?
5) Which foods do you dislike?
6) Do you have any food allergies? If you do, please describe.
7) How long does it usually take you to finish your dinner?
8) Do you usually like salty or sweet foods?
9) Do you like spicy foods?
10) What is your favorite color?
11) Are your teeth in good condition?
12) When you chew foods, which side of your mouth do you favor? (ex: right, left, or both equally)
13) Are you left handed or right handed?
14) When you shop for dinner, do you usually buy organic foods or foods on sale?
15) When you shop for dinner, what type of store do you favor? (ex: a large warehouse store, such as Costco or Walmart; a grocery store or supermarket; or a local corner shop)
16) If you have a pet, do you feed it before your dinner or after? Please only answer this question if you have a pet.
17) What is your most memorable dinner experience? With whom did you eat and what did you have?
18) What was your worst dining experience? With whom did you eat and what did you have?
19) Do you drink water while you have dinner or separately?
20) Do you feel happy when you have dinner? This is a multi choice question.
a. very happy  b. happy  c. neither happy nor unhappy d. not so happy  e. unhappy

 

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