Bliss Drips–H20 Mobile Boutique® is a hybrid between a mobile ice cream cart, a juice bar and a custom- designed perfume boutique and serves as a traveling water outlet. Water experts dressed in company lab uniforms attend the cart and provide guidance and assist visitors in choosing their individual water mixtures. Experts mix the formulas from a large selection of “water compound” bottles, which contain tap water only. Bliss Drips–H20 Boutique® performers construct personal narratives around customers’ desires and needs. This project responds to commodification of water and explores tactics in which high-end businesses attach narratives to their products in order to justify high prices.
Mimicking the familiar melodic chimes of an ice cream van a soundscape of water pouring, ice clinking in glass, birds and laughing children inviting the audience to engage with the performers. Bliss Drips–H20 Mobile Boutique® is used in public spaces such as city streets and public events, urban parks, beaches and other areas where people congregate.
Collaborators and participants: Melissa Santala, Lauren Wooley, Jeanne Buffa, Lucy Pecora, Lydia Wendt, Elizabeth Letcher, Jamie Shiller, Becky Lo Dolce, Autumn Fjeld.