By Nick Rymer
Although there had been immensely popular shows before it, Seinfeld was the first TV show to become a “water cooler show”. The day after the show aired, people across the country bantered around the water cooler talking about the previous nights episode. These Pretzels Are Making Me Thirsty works by putting both the watching of Seinfeld and the talking about it the same social space. The installation allows viewers to enter into social interaction by bringing people together around the water cooler, creating interaction with a television show like they have never had before.
Nick Rymer is a co-founder of WellThatsCool.com, an ex-roller derby referee and former tour guide/trolley conductor among many other things. He is driven by his obsession for T.V., movies, punk rock and podcasts. He has been active as a video producer, video editor and artist for the past 13 years. His work has shown in group shows, film festivals and can be seen online. Rymer spent most of his life in Alabama; he now resides in New York, NY.