Eriko is attempting to make the "Longest Line of Irish Spring Bar Soap Line Live Art Installation" at a TBA US/Mexico border location.
WHY use the “IRISH SPRING brand original deodorant bar soap” ?
For several reasons. The Irish Spring brand original green bar soap is the most popular economically process bar soap in America. Symbolically, the soap represents a symbol of the working class American. The soap is also special iridescent green color which acts as an innuendo for “alien/foreigner/immigrant” in alignment with the project concept. The bar soap has wonderful powerful one of a kind signature scent. The scent adds an olfactory dimension to the live art installation.
The "Longest Line of Irish Spring Bar Soap Installation" must measure 1001 metres in length. To reach 1001 metres, Eriko will need 11260 pieces of Irish Spring bar soaps. Each bar soap measures 3.5 inches in length times 1000 pieces equals 39,410 inches or 1001.014 metres.
Truck will be rented for roundtrip transportation to/from To Be Announced installation location unless Colgate-Palmolive can ship the bar soaps to destination. Eriko along with project assistants + volunteers will make trip to the live installation location.
Once at destination, each bar soap will be unboxed from its packaging, will save packaging for reboxing after install. Live art installation will consist of creating a straight horizontal trail alongside the USA/Mexico border using 11,260 pieces of individual bar soaps placed on the earth/soil to resemble a “green border/hypothetical wall” segregating one patch of space into two.
The bar soap installation project will be open to the public and surrounding community to join in helping stack the soaps if they so choose and for photo ops. After completion of the live art installation, each bar soap will be reboxed back into their original packaging and donated to various coalitions for the homeless throughout the US. The project will be recorded and documented throughout all stages from inception to completion.
A social live art installation commentary /pun piece / about the USA/Mexico wall construction and policy. The project seeks to examine the notion of home, confinement, constriction and the meaning of freedom.