© Edoardo Tedde

Built with Berta.me

  1. Title: Grano con veleno 20XX
    2014
    Ussana, Italy


    Medium ready-made installation
    Size 80x35cm
    Materials yellow and dark blue paint on metal sign

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    A yellow hand-painted warning notice portraying a death’s head and reading “GRAIN WITH POISON - EXPIRY DATE 10/07/2014” was located by a farmer in order to warn people that some chemicals had recently been used over the crop.

    The notice painted over a metal surface has been subsequently changed into a ready-made artwork adopting the same colours and calligraphy. In the artwork the expiry date referring to the chemicals has been changed into 20XX, thus stalling the process until an indefinite period, as much imprecise as the effects of intensive  farming based on the constant use of chemicals.