Piñadillo The pineapple´s precious shape and complex beauty with its origin in the tropics, made it earlier popular to cultivate in European gardens and hothouses – mimicking the tropics and creating an artificial place to make it bloom. Pineapple cultivation slightly declined throughout Europe, while in modern times import of pineapples is labelled as comfort of sun-kissed lands, ocean breeze, sensuality and a sweet scent of paradise.
The performance took place in the public park Parc de la Ciutadella, where Marie-Louise tried to attract the green monk parakeets living in this park by spreading pomegranate seeds, intending to connect with the birds ability to adapt to foreign surroundings.
In the costume Marie-Louise uses Fibonacci’s mathematical principles, playing with the pineapple´s symmetry displaying a growing spiral shown as well in void space, galaxies, and the macrocosmos itself.
2014, performance, duration 15’, Parc de la Ciutadella, a part of the exhibition Oh Sweet Encounter of these Other Worlds, Blueproject Foundation, Barcelona, Spain, photo: Carla Aparicio and Christina Lopéz. Supported by the Danish Art foundation