CHEWING GUM THAT NEVER LOSES ITS FLAVOR

Jonas Holmer, Lisa Trogen Devgun, Tomas Sinkevičius and Viltė Bražiūnaitė

 

 

 

<tell me about the bubbles>

To just GTD, we depend on technology and machines to simplify our lives. We don’t really see these products because we are so used to them.

<awww man the bubbles are off the hook, amazing no-stick bubbles>

In the show ‘Chewing gum that never loses its flavor’ Jonas Holmer, Lisa Trogen Devgun, Tomas Sinkevičius and Viltė Bražiūnaitė explore the aesthetics of these utility products that we are so used to. Many of them are base for Western society making a move from industrialization to this current service-based economy and where labor is automatized.

<that don’t stick to your face>

To just GTD, we depend on technology and machines to simplify our lives. We don’t really see these products because we are so used to them.

<I put it in my mouth and I taste strawberry>

We all know that the transition has had consequences. Fiction, where machines take control of earth and us and replace human work force, has circulated for the last 70 years or more. A complete takeover is something entrenched in our psyche.

<and watermelon…a watermelony strawberry>

To just GTD, we depend on technology and machines to simplify our lives. We don’t really see these products because we are so used to them.

<when you bite into the liquid center it totally gushes in your mouth>

Still the objects in themselves mesmerize, as long as they are new and shiny of course. The term newtopia is a dominating mindset where we always are in search for something new and thrilling: gadgets, tv-shows, songs, clothes and people. We even search for the new in the past.

<grapeberry it’s the best tasting grape bubblegum to ever grace my lips>

To just GTD, we depend on technology and machines to simplify our lives. We don’t really see these products because we are so used to them.

<is it more grapey than berry-like?>

Making art of the mechanic objects from our everyday life becomes a form of recycling. Recycling after recycling. Art is often defined as objects that have lost their use. We recycle to reuse, but at some point some objects lose their utility.

<no it’s more like this cosmic mix that is sweet>

To just GTD, we depend on technology and machines to simplify our lives. We don’t really see these products because we are so used to them.

<the lemonade kind of reminds me of summer>

– Alida Ivanov