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The E&J Show (The Bottle Show)
Overload Studios, Oakland
February 2004

This piece began with an investigation into inner-city alcohol advertising, particularly of the hand-painted variety. Leading up to the show as diverse a collection of bottles as possible was collected from the streets of Oakland, sometimes with a shopping cart, and systmatically documented. For the exhibition, in an old industrial refrigeration room, these bottles were then painted 360° around the room. Shopping carts overfilled precariously with the collected bottles were also placed in the space. People arrived, drink was served and a 'situation' was created. Aside from this participative performance, the show also featured a video.

bottle show

bottle show

bottle show

Cheers from Jim Ricks on Vimeo.