Aguasucia, 2011

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AGUASUCIA, 2011.
Installation and performance.
31 aguardiente bottles stuffed with 107 notes of COP$5000 denomination.
(2011 Colombian minimum wage: COP$535.000 – aprox. $300).

 

A 2011 Colombian minimum wage is soaked in 31 bottles of Aguardiente liquor. Aguardiente is a local popular spirit in Colombia, made of sugar cane and heavily spiced with anis. Only COP$5.000 denomination notes are used to complete the ammount. These are emblazoned with the face of José Asunción Silva (November 27, 1865 in Bogotá – May 23, 1896 in Bogotá), a Colombian poet considered as one of the founders of Spanish-American Modernism.

The performance is site-specific for the context of ArtBO- 2011(Bogota International Art Fair). For an hour of each day of the fair, shots of the ‘Aguasucia’ liquor bottles were offered to the public for their consumption.

 

 


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