As the art scene continues to remain completely irrelevant to this planet apart from heavily public public galleries that no one is interesting in attending, I thought we would be reaching a turning point were even the lunatics behind contemporary art would hold their hands up and admits they are full of shit, but no.
The Butter Dance is a six minute 'performance installation' in which a woman in a tight dress and high heels contorts among chunks of butter accompanied to the sound of tribal drumming. But best of all in the video is the very serious art critics and enlightened audience not bursting out laughing as it is happening.
"Melati Suryodarmo (b. in 1969 in Surakarta, Indonesia, lives and works in Braunschweig, Germany) performes EXERGIE- Butter dance, an older piece but shown for the first time at Lilith. 20 blocks of butter in a square on the black dance carpet. Suryodarmo enters the space, dressed in a black tight dress and red high heels. She steps on the pieces of butter. She starts to dance to the sound of indonesian shamanistic drums. She dances and falls, hitting the floor hard, rising, and continuously being on the verge of standing, slipping and falling in the butter. After twenty minutes Suryodarmo rises one last time, covered in butter, and leaves the space."