I used this title for a series of interactive pop-ups and a one person show I had at SDAI. Tim Fields helped set the one person show up, did an incredible job. Tainted Milk refers to a milk tragedy that happened in China. Even the chinese milk candies I love so much were careful to explain on their packaging that they got their milk elsewhere. As part of the piece, there was public nipple printing, a childs urn, obsessive thoughts, burn cards...
Burned Obsessive Thought Nipple Prints, Two of Four
The nipple print part was done in public but in an anonymous fashion variously using a scarf, back to the crowd, or in a booth. I used high quality body paint to avoid any reactions after using acrylics on my nipples and having a real burning sensation.
Wired for Love
Little remains from the piece titled Finn & Rey. The art-card/burn cards collage on front are from an interactive piece where Richard had people write down a destructive obsessive thought and make a nipple print over it (sealing it away).
Tainted Milk 2010-2011"better empty than poisoned" rbcdWhy: To remove an obsessive thought that brings no relief; a thought that seems to be true but is subtly wrong, like tainted milk that seems to nourish but slowly poisons.