"Food is not art. Art can only be seen, and heard. Food satisfies the primal necessity of eating, and hence can't elevate the spirit.” [True or false?]
Throughout history, museums, monuments and galleries have been temples for the appreciation of visual and auditory stimuli. Rarely, artists have stimulated the proximal senses of Touch, Taste, Olfaction (the so called “lower senses”) to convey meaning.
But paradigms of aesthetic appreciation are changing. Recent brain science research suggests that touch, smell and taste are the mediators of powerful emotions that shape our identity, culture and wellbeing. What we put in our mouths is the most direct way of interacting with the environment - food is the nature we embody. And flavour, the only experience where all the senses come together.”
This Food Painting Performance is based in abstract expressionism using food pigments, relational aesthetics, crossmodalism and culinary art. Guests will be invited to eat the painting, and drink fine wine.
Curated by Isabel Blanco-Fernández and Linda Rocco.