Perrier Presents: The Black Lords by Desi Santiago

Perrier Presents: The Black Lords  by Desi SantiagoDecember 3 – 9, 11am-2am - Lords South Beach, 1120 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

Perrier® Presents: The Black Lords is the largest project in Desi Santiago’s career, marking a certain “moment” in his fast rising status. With their commitment to produce some of the most innovative public art today, BOFFO has partnered with Perrier® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water and Lords South Beach to provide Desi Santiago with a building-sized commission, literally using Lords South Beach hotel as a canvas for his most recent work. Visitors will find an assemblage utilizing low-fi materials such as construction netting and inflatable parts. A looming head overlooks the courtyard, menacing paws flank the entrance, and a whipping tail finds its way in the back. After the large gesture is taken in, visitors will then be able to participate in a multi-sensory ritual evoking the dark and macabre subculture Santiago is known for. They will be able play with Gypsy, making her laser eyes move, mouth smoke, and hear sounds of the wild dog running, panting, or barking.