"ART AS COMMODITY, NIKI AS ART, COMMODITY AS NIKI"
Performance at the University of Michigan Museum of Art
Achromatic photo lithographs printed on muslin, hand sewn into amorphous dolls, and prepared for sale hung like sausages inside a trench coat. Inside the institution guests are approached and engaged in conversations about names, the value of art, and notions of the sacredness of the art object. The conversation devolves into the performer eventually hawking his wares, almost always unsuccessfully, for 5$. He explains the object will act as a bond, pay today, wait, reap the benefits later on the open market. The conversation ends when a sale is reached or the audience is alienated.