By alluding to Marinetti’s Futurist Cookbook and borrowing principles from the artist’s book as an artistic form and Exquisite Corpse as a parlour game, EXQUISITE FUTURE emphasises the shared authorship of the future of food. Whether forthcoming eating habits will be sustainable, delightfully enjoyable or rooted in groundbreaking ideas, we should keep in mind that we all are contributors to the matter. Decisions are made individually, nevertheless they generate a collective impact.
We believe, we acquire, we craft, we incorporate, we digest.
EXQUISITE FUTURE is a process-oriented experiment with an unpredictable outcome. Participants have the opportunity to co-author an artist’s book by actively and physically participating in its edition. Each person who encounters the booth can alter or manipulate one page of a traditional cookbook. They may not only cross out words and make corrections, but also contribute to the recipes by drawing or handwriting ideas such as intangible ingredients, sensorial perceptions, imaginary kitchen appliances or anything that comes to mind in the process of freely imagining alternative realities. Soon enough, all the pages will be collected and compiled into an electronic publication, which will be sent to all co-authors for them to share and digest.
EXQUISITE FUTURE has already been to Feed Sensorium at Food Matters Live (November 2016), Crossmodalism Gatherings (January 2017) and Lost Senses at Guest Projects (August 2017).