For the performance Pasta Nowadays, Minja Gu collects all of the various pastas available from local supermarkets. From over 70 different pastas available, 30 different types can be identified; 24 of the packages have recipes on the back. The ultimate pasta combines all of these 24 recipes, including 12 kinds of cheese, beef, pork, ham, 5 kinds of seafood, herbs, spices and vegetables.
Minja Gu― Artist
Minja Gu’s works appear frail and intimate, and almost indistinguishable from everyday life. Gu is predominately interested in what society uses and then discards. She recycles back into presence and with grace, wit and poetry the many supposedly valueless remnants of daily consumerism, such as leftover coffee cups or plastic bags. In addition to her physical artistic production she also initiates activities that run in parallel, or could be considered parasitic to everyday participation in society. These have included running the marathon at her leisure to complete it in a day-and-a-half, a time-period too slow and also not grandiose enough for the media to remain interested, and a ‘symposium’ on love that involved a quite plausible and again totally unspectacular 12 hour get-together of the same age on a roof-top.