Wonder Povera 2002 - 2007
'Wonder Povera’, which refers to the war culture as it developed in post WW II America, was initiated by the solid drumbeat of a call for violent reaction, following the events of September the 11th.
‘Wonder Bread’, which is an exclusive symbol of American culture, is the basic element of the project. Other elements include: toy soldiers, the American military camouflage pattern, and chunks of red meat, made of wax. The colorful red, blue and yellow dots, the cornerstone of Wonder bread’s logo, reflect the post war era in America, one defined by a spirit of optimism, technological advancement, military supremacy, and economic growth. Wonder Bread’s very name embodied this spirit: the wonder of a new era.
‘Wonder Povera’ includes installations, drawings, photographs, three-dimensional works, the “wonder war” board game for three players and slide projections. The projected illustrations are from the official army manual, “Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia.'
Display A, 2002. Detail. Wonder Bread, sealed with the synthetic resin Paraloid B72, and Toy Soldiers
180 pieces, 6.5(H) x 218(W) x 122(D) cm ( 2.5 x 48 x 8 inches)