Christmas, time of eating and pleasure
The C.S.C.A.A. (Contemporary Santa Claus Artist Association) is a constant strain on the tourist industry of Rovaniemi in their criticism of the commercial exploitation of the local culture. “Christmas, time of eating and pleasure” shows the two artists, smeared in ketchup and mayonnaise, transformed into Rovaniemi’s greatest tourist attraction.
C.S.C.A.A. says: “The piece shows the scatological signs of the abuse-culture-industry in Lapland. New values are brought through new politics. But do we have the knowledge or courage to question these postcolonial values when we create products of our culture?”