As he prepared himself to break through the opening doors, the man's eyes became veiled in deep red. Without hesitation, he threw up his arms and climbed through the crowd. As he made his way through the barrage of bodies and boxes of discounted products, he could not help but notice the trail of blood behind him.
He thought back to the Sardine Run - the ultimate display of gluttonous freedom.
The man poeticized to himself, " How wonderful it must be, to be so free, as a fish in the sea."
He was suddenly interrupted as he almost slipped when turning into a vacant aisle.
As he paced through aisles, trying to find his prize, the crowd continued the chaotic riot.
The super store trembled, boxes were claimed like children and bodies were overrun.
Alex Ito was born in 1991 in Los Angeles and lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Forthcoming and recent solo and two-person exhibitions include Alex Ito & Erika Ceruzzi, Springsteen Gallery, Baltimore, MD, 2014; Alex Ito, Think of Me Fondly, Water McBeer Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2014; Alex Ito, The Home of Tao Hsiao, Art in General, New York, 2014; Single Image (with Brendan Lynch), Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, 2014; Alex Ito, Victory, The Still House Group, New York, 2014