Mug Ersatz

– (of a product) made or used as a substitute, typically an inferior one, for something else.
– Not real or genuine.

The work unfolds itself through two different times. First it uses the format of the opening to re-enact a scene of the horror movie Final Destination I. During the event the public unwillingly becomes the performer of the piece by drinking dyed vodka from broken mugs that are replicas from the movie. The result of this performance is the table top, hanging on the wall as a painting, the used broken mugs arranged around it.


2014, vodka, mugs, wood table, food colorant, cover and above left photos credit Damian Griffiths