Since early 2014, during bike tours and walks, often with residents from the South Bronx and other NYC neighborhoods, the deepest and most dangerous potholes in the streets have been discovered and documented.
Some were successively filled with liquid and slowly solidifying candy. The explorations and interventions have been documented with phone cameras and attached thermal imaging devices.
Link to online documentation
The materiality of the candy casts highlights the density of processed and high sugar foods predominant in low-income neighborhoods, the areas where the most and deepest potholes have so far been located. The project addresses socioeconomic topics (diet/low accessibility to high quality food/street conditions in low-income neighborhoods), and cultural issues (collaborative public interventions through technology and art). 3D scanning app for mobile phones were used to create 3D prints.
Much gratitude to The Foundation for Contemporary Arts, The Bronx Museum staff, Corydon Cowansage, Valeria Cordero, Kuby Nnamdie, Milan Chapman, Karin Minkin/The Brooklyn Kitchen and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene