[dis]comfort food is a collaborative project between Cemre Kara and Laila Snevele. Visitors are invited to experience dining with new tools developed by the two artists. Four different courses of small appetizers will be served along with the performative showcasing of the dining tools.
“Don’t play with your food! is just one of the things your parents might have told you, but we want you to do just that.
We want to explore the role of the body in the act of eating; turning your dinner into a playful act.
Have you noticed how a slightly bent fork or spoon can distract you from your mindless meal?
How disturbing and new it seems at the beginning until you get used to the slight change.
We want to recognize the discomfort of learning and find comfort in it.
When our movements are free from the table’s limitations, we can observe how the body and mind behave in the act of learning.”
Cemre Kara is a Turkish artist, recently graduated from the Artscience Interfaculty at The Royal Academy of Arts, in The Hague, in The Netherlands. She works with a range of mediums, from projection mapping to performances, audio-visual experiences. Through her performances and installations, she aims to explore social and political contexts. Her current research topic is on food in a cultural context making ceramic dishwares and creating performative dining situations.
Laila Snevele is a sensory food designer, who explores the perception of food through multisensorial research: What role does color, shape, texture, temperature, sound, mouth sensations and aroma play in our understanding of a certain food? And how can we use these elements to change or elevate our sense of taste? Snevele designs recipes for the brain.
This program is presented by iii with financial support from the Creative Industries Fund NL, the Municipality of The Hague and the Creative Europe program of the European Union.