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Sunday, March 09, 2008

Banana surplus

Me, Zach and Nils all individually purchased bananas, resulting in a record-high 16 bananas in the fruit basket. A plan has not yet been drawn up to deal with this market imbalance, but it may involve banana bread.



(P.S.: This means that our house is currently an "atheist's nightmare", according to Kirk Cameron's sidekick.)

5 comments:

Zachary said...

i'm going to eat all my bananas for breakfast!

teague said...

All seven in one sitting, I hope.

doug said...

You should make art!

Like this.

teague said...

Whoa, Doug, that's a lotta bananas. Looks pretty cool, though I see there's a lively debate going on in the comments about whether it's responsible to have 7,200 bananas up on a wall rotting when hungry people could be eating them. I think they should have the eating be part of the installation -- the bananas sit there on the wall until a precise moment when the signal is given to eat them, and then a crowd of people rush the wall and eat them. This would be especially awesome if the installation was put in a place where there would be lots of people who just happened to be around, like in a busy park in NYC.

Alex and I saw an installation at PS1 in NY a while back that involved eating...it was a room with oranges (and remains of oranges) everywhere, and you were free to eat an orange and add the skin to the whole display as you liked. It was a cool idea, and certainly memorable, though in the moment I think the excitement of getting to eat an orange (because I was hungry) outweighed the excitement of the art by a small margin.

doug said...

Yeah, I wish those bananas had actually been consumed -- it's definitely wasteful to just set them out there and let them rot, and I don't see "But it's art! Art isn't wasteful!" as a compelling justification. Maybe it wouldn't bother me if it were 10 or even 100, but 7,200 is really a lot of wasted bananas.

Sure does look cool, though.

It also reminds me of something one of the studio art majors did our senior year. Basically, it was a grid of apples (4 by 4 or 5 by 5 or something like that), with the top left being whole, and each subsequent one having a bit more eaten than the last, so that the final one (bottom right) was just a core.