Learning About Cars and Chocolates

David Askevold

1972, 20:30 minutes, colour, english


Materials: One pound of assorted chocolates purchases in a specialist candy store in London, England.

Structure: The performer is framed within the open window facing the camera one story above the street below. When a car, van or truck passes below, he asks "What colour is that car?".

An off camera voice, Jack Wendler, the gallery owner, describes the vehicle while the performer bites into a chocolate and describes it's characteristics until another one comes along. This continues until all the chocolates are gone.

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Critical Writing

Biographical sketch & video notes
by Cliff Eyland and David Askevold. David Askevold: cultural geographies and selected works, Oct. 1998, v. 45, no. 2. Charlottetown, P.E.I.: Confederation Centre Art Gallery and Museum, 1998.
by Marty Dunn et al. Toronto Ontario: Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), 1974.