William S. Burroughs in an experimental text from 1962, championed the misuse of common objects in order to create political actions, incite riots and demonstrations as subversion in the everyday through performance.

For NO more heroes, NBH Studios with the participation of Foley Artist Sue Harding, recorded Milan Design Week’s “background noise” and manufactured processes and actions to engage the audience with the experience of listening and perverting Design. Frozen romaine lettuce, gelatin, corn starch and coconut shells are used to do so…

See pictures of the performance at Hacked Exhibition, as part of Milan Furniture Fair 2012, commissioned by La Rinascente and Beatrice Gallilée here

NOTE:

What is Foley? Foley is the making, design and performance of everyday and background sounds, usually happening in the filmmaking discipline. These reproduced sounds can be anything from the swishing of clothing and footsteps to squeaky doors and breaking glass. It helps to create a sense of reality within a scene.