Artist Julia Mandle invited her friends to bring some of their local soil to a faux-dinner party. Together they baked Dirty Cookies..
“With increasing questions about the sources, quality and safety of our food, the relationship of soil to food production and consumption is an especially critical issue in communities throughout the world.”
"One person invites to breakfast in a public space - the invited persons (usually 4) commit themselves to organize another public breakfast with different persons in a different place as soon as possible, and so on and so forth.
Following the snowball principle, there would be 1.6 mio. people publicly breakfasting no later than on the tenth day.”
"Recent advances in tissue engineering have enabled us to grow meat without the expense, cruelty and traditions of rearing the whole animal. This project examines how we might choose to give shape, texture and flavor to this new sort of food in order to better remind us where it came from."
“For six weeks I prepared and served a weekly lunch for the staff of a local alternative art space called Southern Exposure. I encouraged the staff to use the meals as an opportunity to invite members of the community to lunch with them and discuss various issues related to running an alternative art space.”
Food Print Manhattan & other projects by the Why Factory
Food Print Manhattan is a research project conducted by the Why Factory, a Dutch think tank somehow connected to the University of Delft, NL. It concentrates on models for future cities — this includes FOOD, naturally!
In the first ever attempt at “Meatball Diplomacy”, Caravansarai teamed up with artists Arni Gudmundsson and Cristian Rieloff to host a competitive meatball eating extravaganza at the Supermarket Art Fair in Stockholm. On Saturday, February 20th at 6pm sharp, competitors lined up at the trough to compete for the coveted “Gravy Cup”. The ten competitors had 10 minutes to consume (without barfing) the most meatballs possible.
The champion, Adam Klimczak from Poland ate an incredible 55 meatballs!
Four unique festivities celebrated by people of distinct cultures are assembled in an archetypical scene of congregation. Visitors approaching a round table ﬁlled with empty dishes discover that these are actually telling personal stories about the symbolic meaning of food and rituals. Written by a story writer, these stories are are based on interviews and research carried out for this piece. The content changes according to the dishes‘ positions and their distance to the others. Similarities and peculiarities of different food ceremonies explored in a playful and entertaining way. By changing table constellations, the visitors reveal more and more stories and become part of a participatory spectacle.
Conflict Kitchen is a take-out restaurant that only serves cuisine from countries that the United States is in conflict with. The food is served out of a take-out style storefront, which will rotate identities every four months to highlight another country. Each Conflict Kitchen iteration is augmented by events, performances, and discussion about the culture, politics, and issues at stake with each country we focus on.