Mixed media | 2010
Weighted foot, sugar candy
This installation is based on some incidents I found browsing for urban legends. Spontaneous Combustion is a phenomenon visited very often in literature as it is an inexplicable paranormal phenomenon. It appears also in the news from time to time, with some strange pictures. People burn leaving their ashes on the spot, as if fire came from their entrails, but the feet remain intact, on the spot.
As I was looking for a name for this piece I discovered the Three Mile Island Accident, occurred on March 28 1979. It was the most significant accident in U.S. commercial nuclear power plant history. When women get their period and are not prepared it is always sort of a catastrophe, a nice way to put it is: » I had an accident». Even if it wasn’t planed, this red candy pouring on this weighted feet, looked like that sort of accident so I adopted the name.