Reincarnated from Erni Bär, Germany--Dieter Roth: My life as Camenbert (the Fragrant Period)

In an effort to honor the late Dieter Roth, whose opening exhibit in the U.S. consisted of nearly 40 suitcases of rotting cheese, Erni sent me Camembert which arrived the other day. The post office shrouded it in plastic due to the stench, I imagine. I invited friends and family to the grand opening.

Then it was time to assemble the exhibit with the help of an audience member:

Due to the rainy weather, or perhaps cowardliness, only two people showed up for the opening reception.

I am hopeful however, and have left the binoculars case and cheese on the table outside my house near the public sidewalk. I plan to take photographs regularly to document the decomposition of the exhibit or until city officials hand me a citation to clear it away. Lincoln Avenue may never be the same. Flies are already using the cheese as a breeding ground...

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Comment by Bifidus Jones on June 20, 2011 at 2:35pm

The Staple Cheese Exhibit is visited by local airport employee:

who found my cat interesting too.

Comment by De Villo Sloan on June 16, 2011 at 10:12pm
you should be pleased - total stunner - the best one I've ever seen
Comment by De Villo Sloan on June 16, 2011 at 9:59pm
Great concept, amazing materials - a mail-art performance to be remembered in our history.
Comment by Bifidus Jones on June 16, 2011 at 9:49pm
How unfortunate. It could have been our Haptic Headquarters.
Comment by Bifidus Jones on June 16, 2011 at 9:34pm
wonderful!
Comment by Bifidus Jones on June 16, 2011 at 8:49pm
Definitely Haptic--the most slimy mail art I've ever had the privilege to touch!

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