Performance with Sculptural Element (Wood, paper pulp, sausage casings, blender, paper shredder, sausage stuffer, audio).
Joe : "This work responds to the influence of capitalism on governance. The United States Supreme Court ruling of Citizen's United allowed for unlimited and undisclosed campaign contributions by individuals and corporations through the anonymity of Political Action Committees. This ruling embodies the corrupt nature of profiteering in government officials thus resulting in the dismissal of constituent interests. Audio of the Supreme Court deliberation of Citizen's United is played as the printed account is shredded, soaked in water and turned into paper pulp. The pulp is then stuffed into sausage casings resulting in "Legislative Sausages", giving a nod to the old adage that, "Law making is like making sausage, you don't want to see it being made". The sculptural element reflects a street hot dog vendor's cart."