There is much to say about soap.
Precisely everything that it tells about itself until the complete disappearance,
the exhaustion of the subject.
- Francis Ponge , Soap
An homage to Francis Ponge's 1967 book, Soap
, takes the form of an uncharacteristically object-oriented installation comprising photographs, video, text, and a 7" phonograph record of songs composed for the occasion.
Dispersed throughout Chicago: Ponge's Suds beer from Marz Brewing, Ponge's Soap from Abbey Brown Soap Artisan, broadcast of a Ponge play on WLPN, 105.5 FM (audio here