Melodrama

Melodrama was a show at Espacio Union which presented Friends of Corruption's Fortune Cookies. This edible works hold a url inside which takes to a name generator that holds a dataset of women female names and last names to create an identity for a fake secretary. With this the cookies make us think into impersonation as a tool that allows to trick others as everything is based in appearances.

 

The cookies were handed to the public during the show, who could create a name or buy exclusivity over one. In this show we were interested in the idea of identity and how it can be created, manipulated and how it is linked to our personal data. The cookies were a way to make the public think about this issue in a more playful way.

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Corruption Cookie

Edible fortune cookie

5 x 3 x 5 cm

2019

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Corruption Cookie

Edible fortune cookie

5 x 3 x 5 cm

2019

Cookies can still be bought on demand for any event of Museum Members. The flavor is vanilla, as vanilla and corruption are closely related. Vanilla is a type of orchid that is pollinated by a species of bee that only exists in Mexico. The pollination of the vanilla orchid is entirely dependent on humans, just as progress. Both are processes of a very intensive labour, which can be twitched and handled with the proper tools and connections. The idea of getting a secretary out of a fortune cookie is also a way to question the role of women in our society. The name generator is a way to create new identities, but it is also a way to create new possibilities for women.