Chewing Gum Mandala
Bien Urbain Festival
Besançon, FR

Photos of the performance by:
Élisa Murcia-Artengo
Photos of the installation by: archive of the artist

A mandala represents metaphysically a microcosm of the universe. And so I asked people in the streets of Besançon to chew a chewing gum and to collectively create this mandala. Each chewing of every individual has its own story, flavour and experience. The collective performance lasted several hours and after that the finished mandala was installed in the street. The piece is inspired by a chewing gum disposal holder which belongs to the common urban furniture in this city and prevents pollution and potential risk to birds from mistaking the chewing gum for crumbs on the pavement.

Wooden board 120cm, 350 chewing gums