Seminar EAT ART – DON’T PLAY AROUND WITH FOOD! by Frederik Foert

December 19 – 21, 2017, 10 am – 1 pm

Many thanks to the artist Frederik Foert for his seminar “EAT ART – don’t play around with food!” and discussing the works of our participants.

“Food and Art a longterm relationship? – even the earliest relicts of human art, the caveman paintings, are related to food, mainly they are about hunting animals and cook them afterwards on that newly discovered thing called fire…

But also over the centuries food always found its place in the artworld. The Satyricon, the so called first ancient roman novel by Titus Petronius describes the Feast of Tremalchio in such details, you could write a cookbook about it. And its decadent scene give us a view on even wilder orgies we know from ancient greek mythology – surely best illustrated by the flemish baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens.

Also in contemporary art we find great examples like Daniel Spoerri, who work with food, not only under the term of Eat Art. The workshop will give an overview on that matter and will also built a bridge to the most famous movies on cooking and food… so popcorn will be provided!

After all that theory we will work together practicly to stage us a lunch … From sculptures out of butter, statues carved out of cucumbers, illustrated menus, illuminated plates, remote controlled waiters… or a fictional TV cooking show… everything should be possible! All this will end up in a Chinese Hot Pot (fondue) lunch we will enjoy all toghether…

Movies planned to be shown: Eat, Drink, Man, Women by Ang Lee, 1994, Vatel by Roland Joffé, 2000, and to be considered: The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover by Peter Greenaway, 1989, Tampopo by Juzo Itami, 1985 and a documentary on japanese fake food models out of wax” (Frederik Foert)

More information on the FREDERIK FOERT YouTube Channel.