The general “conspiracy mindset” we are living in nowadays, is actually the ageless symptom of the belief that we are not really the masters of our own lives. In our collective mind, what used to be conceived as God’s overwhealming, omnipotent power has been analogously  replaced by the mischievous demi-gods of our era: corrupt government heads, Machiavellian corporation  boards of directors grinding their teeth thinking of how to squeeze out of us the last profit drop, brilliant and villainous Masonic organisations pulling the strings behind our  brains through the media…

 

We have the feeling we are being fed on Candy while important matters escape our knowledge, as if we were a crowd which is being kept happy with bread and gladiator shows.

We live in constant dissatisfaction with our lives, unable to dissipate the sensation of impotence, and all this happens despite the advancements made by democracy and science.

 

An idea deeply buried in our modern minds. The donkey, carrot and stick, in an ouroboros circuit.

 

Democratic pleasures is a visual representation of this belief, rendered through the optical an psychological conflict ellicited by contrasting materials, shapes, colors and symbols. These sculptures, which engender distressing thought associations, depict the ugliness and the beauty of our social constructs and the ambiguous relationships we have with them.

 

The use of construction materials is ment to defray people from participanting , while the use of sugar and caramel welcomes people to participate and take part of the pieces. The use of sugar as a way of cultural cannibalism, makes these pieces evolve during their exposure to people.

 

 

 

 

Democratic Pleasures

Democratic pleasures

2013
Democratic Pleasures

Democratic Pleasures

Ceramic, Polyurethane foam, enamel, fabric and watercolors on paper Variable sizes 2013

Demmocratic pleasures

Demmocratic pleasures

O Watercolors on paper 12 x 15 cm 2013

Democratic Pleasures

Democratic Pleasures

Cement, sugar paste and sugar glass 70 x 70 x 73 cms 2013

White

White

Sugar gum paste on wooden frame 30 x 42 cms

Democratic pleasures

Democratic pleasures

Caramel scaffold Caramel, wood and teacup With humidity the scaffold progressively melted into the cup. 3,2 meters high 2013 People were welcome to lick it. It was delicious.

caramel scaffold detail

caramel scaffold detail

Democratic pleasures

Democratic pleasures

Cement cones, sugar glace, rocks 2013

Little finger

Little finger

Rabbit fur, sugar, confectionnary gold powder

Little finger

Little finger

detail

30 kilograms of sugar

30 kilograms of sugar

Sugar paste (30 kilograms) 76 x 74 x 34 cms 2013

Democratic pleasures

Democratic pleasures

general view

Democratic pleasures

Democratic pleasures

Cones (3 pieces) Cement, sugar glace and rocks 2013

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DSC02623.JPG

democratic pleasures

democratic pleasures

Cone Cement, sugar glace 68m cms diameter, 86cmshigh

Democratic pleasures

Democratic pleasures

Cone Cement, sugar glace 47 cms diameter, 1 meter high

Democratic pleasures

Democratic pleasures

Rock, confectionary gold powder and vodka 12 x 10 x 9 cms 2013

Patafisica

Patafisica

300 Gelatinas de pata (typical Colombian candy made of cow cartilage), monopoly house, table 55x55x123 cms 2013

Sara Milkes 2018