Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Paul Ramirez Jonas
Academic Program Adviser
Healthy People are Bad For Capitalism is a four part installation that creates an alternative space for the chemicals, Red 40 and Monosodium Glutamate. Presented as a holistic center that offers healing services and remedies, Center for the Red 40 and MSG Healing explores the homeopathic doctrine of Like Cures Like (what make a human ill also cures them) through the relationship between Traditional Japanese Healing Practices, and Western Capitalism.
Healthy People are Bad For Capitalism presents Red 40 MSG Apothecary, Red 40 Zen MSG Healing Rock Garden, Theta Wave Eternal Flame Meditation and Red 40 MSG Apothecary Studio Lab in a body of work that stages the artificial food dye, Red 40, and the synthetic food additive, Monosodium Glutamate, into a fictional space that provides healing services and support for wellness and rehabilitation.
King, Eri, "Healthy People Are Bad for Capitalism" (2017). CUNY Academic Works.