Bompas & Parr, the British duo responsible for giant jello art installations and the Museum of Sex’s boobie bounce castle are back at it again. The latest work from these mad scientists opens later this month in London’s Borough Market: Alcoholic Architecture.
Visitors to the installation will find themselves entering a walk-in, breathable cloud of cocktail. Yes, you heard that right. Industrial-strength humidifiers fill the immersive environment with a vapor composed of spirits and mixers in a 1:3 ratio.
In Sam Bompas’s words, “imagine Disney meets de Sade in Barbarella’s castle by way of Medieval Times with flagons of ale!”
Alcoholic Architecture also allows guests to partake in traditional (i.e. liquid) beverages that pay homage to the booze-crafting monks of the old days, using spirits like Chartreuse and Benedictine which compliment the flavors and aromas of the cloud. Since alcohol can be absorbed through the body’s mucous membranes, attendees can get a little buzz going just by breathing in the room. The booze goes straight to the bloodstream instead of being filtered through the liver, so you can consume 40% less and still feel the same effect. Now that’s efficient!
Naturally, entry to the exhibit is timed and visits are limited to 50 minutes (can’t be in there huffing hooch all day). With this venture, Bompas and Parr have collaborated with health scientists to ensure that their art is safe for human consumption. And since this is England where the drinking age is 18, don’t forget to bring the kiddies.
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