Melt + Toast + Dunk

nostalgia food as sculpture

These time-based, performative sculptures were created during my CORE residency at the Chicago Art Department in 2019. White bread, Oreos & cherry candies are nostalgic foods of American childhoods that were manufactured in Chicago. 
Together with the audience, we dunked the 400+ Oreo sculpture, toasted bread and slowly melted a cherry candy sculpture.

 

Video documentation of Melt +Toast + Dunk by Nando Espinosa Herrera