Materials: Toilet paper, coffee
Location: Farnham Studio
“Christmas Intervention” develops as a quick response piece to the Christmas holidays spent in Italy. It comments on the common situation of meeting relatives during the festivities, whit whom you don’t have a real relationship, resulting in engaging in many cheap talks that are the same every year.
Each piece of toilet paper refers to a short conversation, and the coffee absorbed by the paper represents the duration of each talk. After the recording of these conversations, the artist has immersed the sheets of toilet paper in coffee for the amount of time established by the recordings. The materials chosen both refer to the quality and type of the conversations, alluding at the classic time people usually take to drink an “espresso” in Milan.