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escape (!)

2015

Straws, frozen pizza packaging, pickle scoop, prosecco lid, toothpicks, pizza saver, fruit bowl, disposable coffee cup, light, string

escape! by Elke Finkenauer, presented by El Refri, at Govanhill Baths riffs on a rich tradition of escapism through food, beverages and appliances. The work presents a deck-chair, under a palm tree, on a white sand beach, on a tropical island, at sunset (in a fridge, in an empty Victorian swimming pool, in the ice-cold Glasgow winter), offering a place of escape that can only be inhabited with the mind.