Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The THIN LAMP decided to go to the SANTA&COLE party at MACBA museum


June 19th, at the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, MACBA…

- El petardete says:
Hey hey hey,,, were are you going??
-Thin lamp says: My good friend !! i'm going to SANTA&COLE party at MACBA Museum..........

!! sorry for the quality of the pictures, they were made with
the SONY ERICSSON K800i with 3.2Mpixels mobile phone. for obvious reasons ;).


AT THE SANTA&COLE PARTY

8:00 pm a friend of ours has become one of the finalists in a contest sponsored by Santa &Cole and Living Deco magazine, a contest we have not been invited because we didn’t participate in. We have arrived without an invitation and with a small “gift” under our arm…



HELIOS, our friend lamp


8:03 pm miraculously, we have managed to enter with the folded lamp under our arm…ufff!
8:20 pm
speeches begin, bla, bla, bla, blaaa, blaaaaa… the winners anxiously await their checks and we, autoinvited-uninvited, mmmmm… we are waiting for the wonderful catering.

8:40 pm finally!! Mmmmmm, the catering is awesome… our surprise remains hidden inside the backpack…

Our friend leaves, he is driving and cannot drink a drop of alcohol, what a shame! We can, and… what a happy coincidence. We suddenly discover that inside the MACBA, in a corner, there are two fantastic barmen preparing excellent Bombay Sapphire cocktails, O MY GOD …


EL CHOPERO DE LA MUERTE The accomplice

9:40pm between conversations, sushi, Jabugo ham, Parmesan cheese, salmon (you can tell there is a lot of money here!), one drink, two drinks, two glasses of Champagne + wine, 1, 2, 3, 4, glasses of Bombay Sapphire, uuuuuuhh, it was already

10:00 pm!! The perfect moment for the attack, everyone is a bit wasted. My accomplice (C. M.) and I decide it is time to act. We head towards the entrance where lamps, lights and furniture are displayed (see photo). We study the space to find the most appropriate location… that is the best!! Right there, next to a selection of their products, a table, sponsor decoration magazines, and quite soon my “gift” would be right there with them… the prototype of my latest lamp. I have just finished it a week ago…

10:15 pm keep pretending, have another drink. We are surrounded by security guards, one is less than 5 meters away from us and there are four more walking around, watching everything. We decide the best thing to do is to sit at one of the tables displayed and to act fast… the moment the nearest guard turns his head away from us, I open my backpack quickly, take out the lamp, set it on the floor while my friend covers me and I finally place it on the table…WOOOOOW!!!

There it is!!! In the HALL of the MACBA, the only thing we have to do is plug it. Security guard is looking but we are simply two guys having a drink next to a lamp and some LIVING DECO magazines. The lamp that did not exist to the public a few seconds ago has slipped in, a parasite, perfectly integrated into this collection of samples of Santa & Cole products, and no one has noticed! They observe it as if it were part of the collection!


10:20 pm

we look for a socket outlet where we can plug it into---CLICK!! Ready, connected, ooohhh it lights up, and what a great feeling I get from that Bombay Sapphire next to my THIN lamp in the hall of the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art MACBA.



But the surprises are only beginning… we decide it's time to move since several security guards are watching us. To celebrate our feat we head towards the sushi with lots of wasabe!

10:40 pm as we return to the hall, our sight a bit blurry… probably because we have had too much to drink, could be… To our amazement, we see the owner and director of SANTA & COLE company seated with his wife, a scarce two meters away from my lamp… I don’t know if it is because he is madly in love with that woman with beautiful legs or because he has also had too much to drink, the thing is…that my lamp has gone completely unnoticed by him (see photo).

Meanwhile, some people is looking at the company samples, suddenly one guy begins to look and touch the THIN lamp, somebody is really curious about it!!! But no one has noticed that this object does not belong to the SANTA&COLE collection.

We were taking pictures with the cell phone, stunned and a bit drunk…


11:00 pm the label is already placed on my THIN lamp, which has already been on exhibition, illuminating the table for the past 40 minutes …surrounded by all of the original company products. We can’t believe it, we are here, my lamp is here, the label…we have succeeded, we have immortalized these moments in the best way we could…


11:15 pm we leave…ecstatic…leaving my lamp behind so that it can enjoy it’s moments of glory…after eating and drinking luxuriously and especially pleased at having succeeded in reaching our goal to the last detail, not forgetting that inside the lamp, half hidden, is my email…


10:40 pmas we return to the hall, our sight a bit blurry… probably because we have had too much to drink, could be… To our amazement, we see the owner and director of SANTA & COLE company seated with his wife, a scarce two meters away from my lamp… I don’t know if it is because he is madly in love with that woman with beautiful legs or because he has also had too much to drink, the thing is…that my lamp has gone completely unnoticed by him (see photo).

Meanwhile, some people is looking at the company samples, suddenly one guy begins to look and touch my THIN lamp, somebody is curious about it!!! But no one has noticed that this object does not belong to the SANTA&COLE collection.

We were taking pictures with my cell phone (Sony Ericsson K800i with 3.2 mega pixels), stunned and a bit drunk…


This is incredible, it is there, we have done it, the only thing missing is the finishing touch, an authentic SANTA & COLE label we discover all of the products are carrying (see photo).


11:00 pm

the label is already placed on my THIN lamp, which has already been on exhibition, illuminating the table for the past 40 minutes …surrounded by all of the original company products. We can’t believe it, we are here, my lamp is here, the label…we have succeeded, we have immortalized these moments in the best way we could…


Were i am, with my THIN LAMP very very close to me!!


The accomplice


11:15 pm we leave…ecstatic…leaving my lamp behind so that it can enjoy it’s moments of glory…after eating and drinking luxuriously and especially pleased at having succeeded in reaching our goal to the last detail, not forgetting that inside the lamp, half hidden, is my email…







4 comments:

EfEdEfEr said...

Grandes... muy grandes!

hecho con jarabe del arce said...

BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!

Lovely lamp, too!

shannon said...

How Fantastic!
Thank you for crashing "design events" The world of craft and design needs more acts of spontaneous guerilism..... Craft Guerillas of the world Unite!

Robert Vandenbego said...

Great Guerrilla!

Robert
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