--after school snack


Text for Group Show:





who I become


photo by Christina Vassallo




Claire and Christina eating themselves
Photo by a friend of Christina

Installation Stop Action




sequence by Christina Vassallo

DoTank: Brooklyn



Yun-Woo Choi


Curver Thoroddsen


Tina Manwarren Roche-Kelly


Ryan Roa


Coco Papy


Michelle Vitale Loughlin + Matt Pass


Christopher Robbins


John Baca


In 1990 academic terms, this project riffs on PAR (Participatory Action Research --art as action).
A definition of PAR, mutated from wiki:
An action:reflection cycle. Action research involves utilizing a systematic cyclical method of planning, taking action, observing, evaluating (including self-evaluation) and critical reflecting prior to planning the next cycle (O'Brien, 2001; McNiff, 2002). It is a collaborative method to test new ideas and implement action for change. It involves direct participation in a dynamic research process, while monitoring and evaluating the effects of the researcher's actions with the aim of improving practice (Dick, 2002; Checkland & Holwell, 1998; Hult & Lennung, 1980). At its core, action research is a way to increase understanding of how change in one's actions or practices can mutually benefit a community of practitioners (McNiff, 2002; Reason & Bradburym, 2001; Carr & Kemmis 1986; Masters, 1995). The "research" aspects of PAR attempt to avoid the traditional “extractive” research carried out by universities and governments where “experts” go to a community, study their subjects, and take away their data to write their papers, reports and theses. This Art is NOT EXTRACTIVE. This Art is intercalative. In fact, it begs each to eat away the art and artist and feed our co-evolving selves. Or put another way: Cookies By the People For the People.

Agitators Collective


art connoisseur




photo by Christina Vassallo
nickle and dimed

winogradsky rothko


Near End




Photo by Christina Vassallo





photo by Christina Vassallo

Part of the Dumbo Arts Festival
September 24-26, 2010
Brooklyn, NY 11201


Materials: Molasses Cookies, nails

No more vinyl letters for the landfill. This editable art becomes you.

Artists as comestibles; artists as baked goods. That's 27 dozen cookies (just itching to find their way inside viewer heads, or elbows, or endoplasmic reticulum). Eat out your favorite artist (It's thermogenic, it's hot!). Don't be afraid. Art Intimacy. Art feeds you. Consume and share in the Cycling Carbon Collective (CCC). Bust those C-C bonds and make new bonds (conceptual, political, analytical, sociological, biological, metaphorical, anarchical, emotional, chemical). Come change the art landscape, and be changed. It's guaranteed to fuel your next move.

"Metabolism", afterall, is derived from the Greek for "change," or "overthrow." It's the science of matter and mattering. And this time, it comes in the form of a mild-mannered cookie.

This is hands-on utopia. Carbon as coefficient of art. Just before Surrealism devoured and digested Dada, Tristan Tzara and Marcel Duchamp were sitting at my grandma's kitchen table eating her molasses cookies. Mouth-full, Tristan said to my grandmother: "thought is made in the mouth." When I heard that story (my grandma was so cool), it made me re-live a Nicolas Bourriaud paraphrased parenthetical tangent: "(After all, reality is nothing other than the passing result of what we do together, as Marx put it)."