Earting - a food tech flirtperformance installation, 2018
A small, intimate room, a seat at a table presenting a selection of snacks, a plate and two very sensitive, directional microphones. One of which is pointing at the plate, the other one at the mouth of the spectator. Who is then invited to put on the provided headphones and try three of the goods presented in their original packaging for as long as he or she likes.
Confronted with a rather simple technical arrangement, the spectator experiences a sensually enhanced encounter with edible goods that he/she chooses, their packaging and the amplified perception of the own ingestion. A situation somewhere in between scientific examination and goose bumps.
A link to a video livestream showing the plate is provided at the cafeteria of the exhibition space inviting the guests to eat in (distant) company.
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Title: Earting – a food tech flirt
Premiere: 19 Jan 2018, group exhibition at Listaháskóli Íslands, Reykjavik
a rendezvous by
Klara Birgisdóttir, Marian Freistühler and Katrín Lilja Kristinsdóttir
Búi Bjarmar Aðalsteinsson
Ragnheiður Harpa Leifsdóttir
Sigrún Hlín Sigurðardóttir
all photos by Camillo Ritter