Space & Installation
April 6-10, 2015
Olive Tjaden Experimental Gallery
Presented by Andrew Fu (B.Arch '15) and Michelle Chen (B.F.A. '13), “For Display Purposes Only” is a series of hybrid food-objects that investigate the underlying social, cultural, and economic narratives embedded within the square watermelon. Originating from a small island on the Southern tip of Japan, the square watermelon was initially conceived of as a space-saving solution. In a country where real estate (especially fridge real estate) was scarce the watermelon offered a form that could more efficiently occupy space. The cube, compared to its more curvaceous cousin the ellipsoid, is much better suited for living inside.