In Little Boy Blue, the salt is taken off the kitchen table and made to run for all its worth, via a stop-motion animation made from a rubber stamp.
For more than 50 years, New Zealand kitchen tables have been graced with Cerebos Iodised Table Salt and its invitation to “See how it runs”. This logo has become an enduring and endearing quirk of New Zealand’s visual culture. My animation is an acceptance of Cerebos’ long-standing invitation.Shown At: Part of my submission to the 2007 Young Blood Salon, and shown at the finalists’ show at City Art Rooms. In 2009 Little Boy Blue was selected for the International Universities Program at LOOP’09: Barcelona Video Art Festival. It was also shown at Viewfinder in 2011.