Once again it is Wednesday, and once again it is time for another amazing Work of Art episode and a hopefully amazing Work of Art liveblog. Just a refresher: TWO WEEKS AGO (Oh, Thanksgiving, wreaking havoc with my television schedule) we only had eight contestants, and we had a team-based challenge! Each contestant was randomly paired with another and they were tasked to create a piece of street art. Kymia and Sara J. and Young Sun and Dusty made fantastic, cohesive pieces of art. Young Sun and Dusty won, and they also won $15,000 each! Sucklord and Sarah K. and Michelle and Lola (who I hate), made less-good artwork, and unfortunately our dear the Sucklord was sent home. This is a shame–he should have rocked the street art, but I think he was full of fear, which leads to anger, which leads to hatred, which leads to the Dark Side, etc. We will miss you a lot, Sucklord, you brought quite a bit of personality and entertainment to this competition. Also, nerd pride.
This week we come to our official product placement challenge (remember last season’s car-inspired challenge? Ungh). Our remaining artists must utilize a component from a Fiat 500 and turn it into art! I am really bored by this challenge already, y’all.
9:00: ART ART ART. The Sucklord, alas, is gone. Everyone is sad, because the fun and slightly sexually offensive Sucklord is gone. Who will have sex with all the girls? Who will be loud and obnoxious.
9:01: Lola still sees “potential romance” for her and Sucklord whaaaat? Girl, he has a girlfriend, and you are terrible. Oh, also, Dusty now has to wear Young Sun’s short shorts because they won the challenge. This is awesome because Young Sun is a tiny Gaysian and Dusty is from Arkansas. He takes the whole thing well, and puts on the shorts, because he is a man of his word. That was fun, and probably the high point of the episode y’all.
9:02: INTRO. CHINA’S DRESS STILL HAS A HOLE IN IT. THIS BOTHERS ME SO MUCH GUYS.
9:03: Kymia voice-overs about what a bitch Lola is, which is totally true. Lola is terrible guys. In the meantime, everyone heads off to the challenge. We head to the gallery and there is lots of Fiat stuff laid out everywhere. Sarah K. calls it beautiful. I’m not really a car person, so I am not that interested by this. Evidently Sarah K.’s father owns an auto shop. wel there you go.
9:04: Some Italian words about Italian cars, and some French-accented words from Simon Pury about artists, like Richard Prince and John Chamberlain, who have used cars as an inspiration for art. The artists’ challenge is to create a work of art using at least one part from the Fiat 500. The artist with the best piece gets $25,000. Damn, kids, they are throwing the money around in this competition.
9:05: Running around collecting parts montage!!! No one knows what they are making, so everyone is confused!
9:06: Wow, they’ve cleaned out the place. The artists roll their car parts up to the studio. Hurr. Many of the artists don’t know anything about cars. This should be fun! Michelle is super excited about it–i hope that she recovers her happiness and light and talent from the mess Lola made of it last week.
9:07: Hahahaha, Sara J. doesn’t know how to drive. Oi. Lola once again is all: “I have so many ideas. I don’t know what I am doing! La la la la la.” However, I sort of like her idea of fossilizing the objects.
9:08: Kymia actually got the key to the car, hilarious. She’s going to grind down the key and make it look like stardust–key to the car, key to the universe, etc. Dusty is now going to put the lotion on his skin (or else he gets the hose again). No, he’s doing lotion to make a mold of his face.
9:09: Wow, Dusty….isn’t taking that many precautions with his facial mold. Jesus this is scary. Kymia helps him, thankfully. Also he has a BEARD, wow that is going to HURT when it comes off y’all. I’m mildly terrified, but we’re going to have to wait through the commercials to see what happens.