Hedonistika-Montreal

  • Pamela Honor Tudge Concordia University
Keywords: robots, food, candy, sugar, processed foods, digital arts

Abstract

When food, art, and machines clash in a gallery you have Hedonistika. Part food and part robotic exhibition curators Simon Laroche and Jane Tingley tackle the connections between food and technology with the aesthetics of digital art. On offer was a 3D printer providing you with an edible momento mori, a screening of a human GI tract digesting processed food, and a robot that feeds willing visitors. The three installations were created across three teams composed of food scholars, artists, and roboticists.

 

Author Biography

Pamela Honor Tudge, Concordia University
I am currently at Concordia University in the Interdisciplinary program as a PhD student in Fine Arts. My focus currently is on food movements and the built environment in Canada. I hold an MA from UBC, where I completed a thesis that examined the use of media with small-scale farmers. I have worked and researched in food studies and environmental studies for over 12 years, focusing in climate change policy, local food systems, Indigenous food systems and DIY media and mapping.
Published
2014-10-06
Section
Book/Art/Event Review