The sparkling pink encrusted columns of Glitter Traffic become curious objects of consumption through their containment within a shopping cart. The modest means and grandmotherly demeanor associated with transporting one’s groceries in such a cart, and the modest scale of the grocery-sized model/icons of western civilization might read as a kind of deadening conversion of exuberant camp appropriations to a kind of queer eye capitalist concession. In a cultural moment where that condition is undeniably present, it must also be useful to consider a counter-read of the piece where the possibility of inflecting domestic or daily rituals with high camp sparks allows for a personal transportation to a life as an everyday diva.
glitter, plaster, shopping cart
2’6” w x 1’6” d x 3’6” h
2013 – 2014