A public artwork to be placed in grocery stores, retail stores or wherever coin operated machines are found. Gum is dispensed in the probability of: falling into a given income bracket, achieving a certain level of education, owning your home, or having a certain category of employment. Data is pulled from the US Census and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Currently available for installation.
"Reflecting the aesthetics of their garish surroundings the machines both blend and comment on the side show qualities of American life and the American Dream. The playful midway atmosphere of the setting is an appropriate backdrop underscoring the very serious nature of the information that is being dispensed. It takes one glance at the colored gumballs to assess one's chance of economic success and realize the irony behind the bright lights of the fairground."
- Gulgun Kayim from the 2005 Visible Fringe brochure
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