Fast food

Stephen Spicer Untitled/Fast Food, 2020 Ink on tea-stained paper, 40 x 70cm, Artist collection, Bath.

Description/Operation: a traditional coin-op in some ways. Upon a coin insertion, the machine shows the manufacture, delivery and consumption of a hamburger. Going left to right, the first scene is a robot putting almost any old cow rubbish into the process (It’s 100% beef, but what bits?) that feeds into the manufacturing process where a zoetrope animates the burger building assembly line. Leaving the machine, the third scene shows bored robots putting lettuce, ketchup and other stuff onto the burgers. Finally in the last scene a group of fat blokes stuff their faces. As they do, air bladders inside them inflate and they grow fatter.

Prospect of Build: 5/10.