Fireworks

Creator: 
Garage 103
Performer: 
Garage 103
Michel Crespin
Michel André
Francis Escoda
Didier Goëthals
Dominique Pasquio
Mario Sabaty
Claude Valéry
Olivier Garcin
Producer: 
Garage 103
Theoretical background: 
This is the second public "appearance" of Garage 103, nothing would happen, something had to be done to change that, so we made a fireworks in broad daylight.
Occurence: 
Starting date: 
1975
Topology: 
Organization: 
Adress: 
embouchure du Paillon
Nice
France
Documents: 

ça fume, ça crame, ça pète

Type: 
Imprimé
Technique description référence: 
Compte rendu de l’action dans <em>Viscères et Abats, Chronique du Garage 103</em> n°2 par Olivier Garcin.
GARCIN
Description: 
We went down on the beach, each carrying rockets and smoke bombs, another one a bucket containing a mixture of sugar and weedkiller, others matches and a camera.
A large garage103 was drawn in cursive with the sweet flammable mixture and we lit one end of the text that ignited like wildfire, producing a large cloud of smoke. The text consumed, we lit the coloured rockets that also produced smoke. We went from one fire to another, successively, saluting the passers-by that stood still there on the Promenade.
When the fireworks went out, we left and the word Garage 103 remained written there for several weeks, until the sea wore it away.
Garage 103 | photographie de la performance "Feu d'artifice", 1975 | © Olivier Garcin - ADAGP, Paris 2012 | photographie : © Michel Crespin | courtesy de l'artiste
Garage 103 | photographie de la performance "Feu d'artifice", 1975 | © Olivier Garcin - ADAGP, Paris 2012 | photographie : © Michel Crespin | courtesy de l'artiste
Garage 103 | photographie de la performance "Feu d'artifice", 1975 | © Olivier Garcin - ADAGP, Paris 2012 | photographie : © Michel Crespin | courtesy de l'artiste
Garage 103 | photographie de la performance "Feu d'artifice", 1975 | © Olivier Garcin - ADAGP, Paris 2012 | photographie : © Michel Crespin | courtesy de l'artiste
Garage 103 | photographie de la performance "Feu d'artifice", 1975 | © Olivier Garcin - ADAGP, Paris 2012 | photographie : © Michel Crespin | courtesy de l'artiste