PeaRoeFoam : The Impetuous Process, My Special Purpose and The Liver Pool
  • artists' book
  • wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • sewn bound
  • slipcase
  • color
  • 24 x 18.5 cm.
  • 112 pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered
  • ISBN 3883756091

PeaRoeFoam : The Impetuous Process, My Special Purpose and The Liver Pool

Jason Rhoades, Jan Avgikos, Achim Hochdàrfer

PeaRoeFoam : The Impetuous Process, My Special Purpose and The Liver Pool

description

Artist's book / exhibition catalogue published in conjunction with show held in 2002. Essays by Jan Avgikos, Achim Hochdàrfer. "Back in Los Angeles, after closing his Frankfurt pickling factory, the artist started to develop his so-called grand machine in order to produce his latest endeavor: a brand new product and a revolutionary new material titled PeaRoeFoam. The PeaRoeFoam, pronounced pea-roe-foam, is made from whole green peas, white virgin beaded foam and fish bait styled salmon eggs, which combined with non-toxic white glue, create a versatile and fast-drying building material that hardens completely and can be used in various applications. With the help of many assistants employed by the grand machine, Rhoades studio now has produced 5000 PeaRoeFoam units to be displayed and used in the gallery. The raw ingredients of PeaRoeFoam are packaged in IVORY SNOW soap boxes re-created from the original 1972 Ivory Snow soap box. The soap boxes are of particular interest to Rhoades, as the beautiful "99.44% pure" mother featured on these boxes was Marilyn Chambers, the actress who in the same year that these boxes came out, had starred in one of the first feature length-pom films ever made: Behind the Green Door. The wide appeal of the image of the Ivory Snow mother, ultimately led to the mainstream success of Behind the Green Door and this cultural intersection created what the artist refers to as: "a great accident". Rhoades does not see an "accident" such as this as coincidental, but rather as a trigger that creates changes in perception." -- from exhibition's press release.