Image credit: SUPERFLEX, Flooded McDonald’s, 21 minutes single channel video, 2009.
Flooded McDonald’s is a film work by SUPERFLEX in which a convincing life-size replica of the interior of a McDonald’s burger bar, without any customers or staff present, gradually floods with water. Furniture is lifted up by the water, trays of food and drinks start to float around, electrics short circuit and eventually the space becomes completely submerged.
SUPERFLEX is an artists’ group from Denmark founded in 1993 by Jakob Fenger, Rasmus Nielsen and Bjørnstjerne Christiansen. SUPERFLEX describe their projects as Tools. A tool is a model or proposal that can actively be used and further utilized and modified by the user. Solo exhibitions include Bankrupt Banks at Peter Blum Gallery, New York, SUPERFLEX, Musée d’Art Moderne, St-Etienne, France, Flooded McDonald’s, Museum Kunst der Westküste, Germany, and Flooded McDonald’s, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. and many more.