"Push Pull" Taffy Performance
The performance Push Pull, in collaboration with Kreëmart, stems from Valeska Soares’ explorations with sugar, features sun-warmed masses of salt water taffy hanging from metal hooks. Performers stretch and pull the candy while inviting visitors to consume chunks of these slowly stretching sculptures, resulting in a sensual and conceptual exchange. Push Pull parodies the line between art object and spectator, highlighting ideas of excess, overconsumption as well as the consumer’s pursuit of delectable pleasures.
This performance was developed by both Kreëmart and Valeska Soares.