The consequences of the economic crisis are shaking up the illusion of the wealthy West and changing the iconography of everyday European life – something which, until recently, we in the Western world have taken for granted. The images of poverty, despair, protests, people under pressure … are scenes that are not at all new. What is new is both their frequency and their proximity.
Dolce far niente Chocolates are edible sculptures, hand-made in small batches, intended for eating at one’s own discretion. They are confectionary-sculputural products that are perfect for personal gift giving, events and protocol gifts.
The manufacturing process utilises state-of-the-art technology – 3D modelling and 3D printing – and symbolically shows the potential pitfalls of technological development that, while promoting many positive innovations, within the new regime of economic commodity exchange, merely hides the danger of unemployment for an entire class of people.
Created by: Sašo Sedlaček
Production: Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Arts, Ljubljana, 2014