Benglis called the pours “frozen gestures” because the spilled latex dried and became hard where she had poured it, recording her actions and movements. The scale of Contraband was determined by the place where it was made. Its edges are defined by the natural flow of the latex on the surface where it was formed.
Lynda Benglis talks about the process of creating Contraband by pouring colorful rubber latex on the floor of her studio. Download