Liquid Architecture hosted a digital listening and eating event with invited guests as part of larger art-research project between RMIT, UNSW and partners. Over a few hours together online we considered the intersection of the politics of listening and the politics of food with provocations from artists Alana Hunt, Elia Nurvista, Keg de Souza and Stephen Loo. Curated by Madeleine Collie & Marnie Badham (Food Art Research Network).
Over the four courses, each artist will share morsels from their creative practice to examine how eating and the mediation of the various modes of attention (tasting, smelling, seeing, feeling, hearing) are (and are not) available in a shared online experience, from our disconnected contexts of culture and place. This shared performative dining experience aims to connect bodies and geographies to notions of justice through complex and entangled social realities and ecological histories.
Meeting together we consider the intersection of the politics of listening and the politics of food with provocations from artists Alana Hunt, Elia Nurvista, Keg de Souza and Stephen Loo. The collective meal asked that we attend to the politics of listening. Remembering that we are vibratory, sounds act on our bodies, on our metabolisms and shapes our sense of being together. Melissa Van Drie reminds us that “Food is a meeting place, a performance of transformations” and “there are myriad vibrational filaments set into motion between animals, plants, organic and inorganic materials that permit humans to eat.” (Van Drie, 132) These works connect us to the wider earthly metabolisms that we engage with as we imbibe, consume and are even eaten by larger geologies, specific violence and longer time frames that haunt the diners at a table.
Curated by Madeleine Collie & Marnie Badham (Food Art Research Network).
The Sound of Justice are Music to My Mouth (you tube)
Credits and Supporters
This is a special collaboration between Food Art Research Network, Liquid Architecture, CAST research at RMIT, and UNSW and presented by Liquid Architecture.
This project takes place online, and across multiple unceded Indigenous Lands. Food Art Research Network acknowledge the people of the Kulin Nations as the custodians of the lands on which we work. We pay our respects to Elders, past, present.