Event Review of BPLTC III: Food Control


  • Pamela Honor Tudge Concordia University




biopolitics, new media, robots, food, fermentation


In Eastern Bloc’s recent exhibition BPLTC 111: Food Control new media artists use digital technologies as both a form of aesthetic presentation and a kind of mimicry to critique the technologically driven industrial food system. This exhibition was the last of a three-part exhibition on Biopolitics. The objective of the show is to explore how research and technological changes in society influence the ways food is distributed and accessed within contemporary regimes--a familiar topic to many food studies scholars.

Author Biography

Pamela Honor Tudge, Concordia University

Pamela Tudge is a PhD student in Concordia University's Individualized Program, an adjunct professor in the faculty of Fine Arts, and an active member of Hexagram. She teaches We Are What We Eat, a food and culture course that examines contemporary food practices through research-creation–style projects. Her research employs material- and media-based practices to explore understandings of domestic food waste and space. Over the last 10 years, she has done work in the areas of food studies, environmental science, new media, and social movements. Past projects include coordinating McGill University’s GeoThink (a national education initiative that brought together geospatial web and interactive media focused on climate change) and Cultivating Change (a DIY media mapping series in collaboration with food activists and farmers in British Columbia). Pamela has an interdisciplinary MA from the University of British Columbia and a BA in geography and environmental studies from the University of Victoria.




How to Cite

Tudge, P. H. (2016). Event Review of BPLTC III: Food Control. Canadian Food Studies / La Revue Canadienne Des études Sur l’alimentation, 3(1), 119–123. https://doi.org/10.15353/cfs-rcea.v3i1.154



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