Monday June 11, 2007

“Ingots were buried under the Miami Performing Arts Center by workers installing the subterranean infrastructure. The performance was photographed. The ingots remain.”

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  1. Biscayne Bystander    Mon Jun 11, 11:19 AM #  

    For the laymen:

    in·got (ĭng’gət)

    1. A mass of metal, such as a bar or block, that is cast in a standard shape for convenient storage or shipment.
    2. A casting mold for metal.

  2. Gus    Mon Jun 11, 11:48 AM #  

    I don’t understand, why were the ingots buried?

  3. latinbombshell    Mon Jun 11, 12:00 PM #  

    Adding to Gus’ comment: yeah, and why are they sitting on money? Is that like some secret Tony Montana thing?

  4. alesh    Mon Jun 11, 12:09 PM #  

    It’s art.

    But in any case, do those photos prove what the caption says? Don’t believe everything you read. (Actually, for all I know it might be true — i’m just saying.)

  5. Jonathan    Mon Jun 11, 12:19 PM #  

    The ingots are the Treasure of Sears. A famous movie starring Humphrey Bogart was made about it.

  6. mkh    Mon Jun 11, 01:08 PM #  

    I thought it was the Treasure of Sear’s Mother. (Isn’t that Sear’s Madre?)

    We don’t need no stinking ingots!

  7. alesh    Mon Jun 11, 02:16 PM #  

    Um . . . what the hell are you people talking about?

  8. mkh    Mon Jun 11, 04:31 PM #  

    [passes crack pipe back to Jonathan] Remember, not a word to Alesh about the treasure.

    Just a couple of bad puns, guy.

  9. latinbombshell    Mon Jun 11, 07:21 PM #  

    MKH and Jonathan your puns are just atocha!

  10. Jonathan    Mon Jun 11, 09:31 PM #  

    Bong that drum slowly, MKH. Your secret is safe with me.

    Ingot we trust.

  11. I was there    Thu Jun 14, 01:25 PM #  

    punishment for all of you!

    It’s a documentation of an art project by Nick D.

    make something
    hide something
    call something art
    post something on the internet
    discuss something on a blog
    go to sleep
    wake up
    do something else

  12. alesh    Thu Jun 14, 01:58 PM #  

    I was there~

    What we’re looking for is someone who can attest to the fact that the ingots were actually buried under MPAC. Doing something and pretending you did that thing are both equally valid artistic strategies, but I wonder which is in play here. As documentary proof, the photos leave something to be desired. In any case it’s a great piece.

  13. I was there    Fri Jun 15, 07:22 PM #  

    Buried in your mind.
    Buried in the ground.
    Same differance.

    Here is proof of something else that was buried.