A mylar emergency blanket erupts from a silver tent, a glittering, rustling boa or flag. The ring measures 4 L x 1.4 W x 6 H cm, blanket is 200 L x 45 Wx 1 H cm (will vary based on placement). This piece was made in 2021. Size 6.5
“Glamping” and “Bottoms Up!” revel in Camp, inciting irrepressible joy. Cocktail rings were once defiant, emerging during Prohibition, when a woman raised a ring-festooned hand audaciously requesting an illicit alcoholic drink. They also symbolized women’s emancipation during the 1920s, a time of female rebellion and increasing independence.
These rings salute insurrection and invite play. They are a spectacle, flamboyant and fabulous, fiercely opposing the boring, the bland and the banal. These rings ignite performance, and inspire movement.
The wearer of “Glamping” flounces Sontag’s “fugitive sensibility”, gliding by in the silvery cloud of an emergency blanket erupting from the peak of its silver tent, the serious rendered frivolous. A glittering pandemic boa, it flashes, rustles, waves, its wearer sinuous yet subversive as protective material becomes exuberance. “Glamping” also confronts the disparity between those who think of helium balloons and those who think of hellish migrant ruins.
Like Camp, these rings will leave the uninitiated stirred and a bit shaken. Let’s drink to that.