Performance: Inflatable Hot Dog
April 22, 1993
|Post card documentation of performance. Photograph taped to 5.25 x 3.5-inch corrugated cardboard rectangle. Text rubber stamped in black ink, silver "X" added, and embossed with round FLUXUS MIDWEST logo.|
|This was a simple performance lasting less than 3 minutes. I merely read the instructions that came with a vinyl inflatable hot dog--a promotional item I had purchased from the Oscar Mayer company--as I inflated the object by mouth. I read a line of instructions. Then I stopped to blow a couple of deep breaths into the hot dog. Then I read another line of instructions. I timed it so that the hot dog was fully inflated by the time I read the last line of instructions.|
|"Instructions for Inflatable Hot Dog. One. Blow into valve. For best results, INFLATE BY MOUTH."|
|"Two. Pinch valve at base to prevent air escaping, and insert plug into valve."|
|"Three. Press closed valve into hot dog so it is flat with the surface."|
|"Four. DO NOT OVERINFLATE. Do not try to remove every wrinkle. This will cause over-inflation - a few wrinkles should remain."|
|"Five. DO NOT inflate with compressed air."|
|"Six. DO NOT pull on valve stem."|
Performance photographs by Carl Heller.
|Back of corrugated cardboard postcard used to document performance.|
Xeroxed return-address label.
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