FOODCULTURE DAYS 2021 x EXTRABLATT LAUNCH
Join us for the soft launch of the special anniversary publication.
The methods of perception around nourishment are as varied as the colour of our eyes. Alina Kolar and María Inés Plaza Lazo, together with the curators of foodculture days, will whisper and sing contributions out loud - of a new and special anniversary publication. With a menu for guests, residents and the curious, the event illuminates the possibility to grasp common sense beyond capitalism. Herewith we share translucid imaginations which will draw themselves on the surface of the Leman lake.
Please join us, at La Becque, 1814 La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland!
fooculture days softly opens its program on that Wednesday, harmonically blending with Food eats the Soul, AWC’s food issue, part of the tragicomic reality of precarious living and working conditions in the arts. Different kinds of hospitality will be celebrated to mark the opening of the second chapter of foodculture days. These special sheets, called Extrablatt!, will be introduced to readers and visitors in order to (re)discover the multiple meanings and functions of food on a daily basis. In relation to aesthetics, the discourse around nourishment, global environment and the illusion of individual choice, will give rise to the potential of conflictual space in the gardens of La Becque. The residency program, rooted in one of the most privileged spots in the world, opens its doors to clash with the ingredients of the newspaper, which is devoted to the contradictory relations between art and poverty, wealth and society and sold on the streets, mostly by homeless people.
This issue also is a birthday cake. Arts of the Working Class celebrates its 3rd year, covered in buttercream and flavoured by a perceptible collective fear, despite and/or because of COVID’s toll on our (already publicly restricted) senses. Its dough reconstructs histories and spirits responding to socioeconomic questions, instilled with the hard to digest 1970’s melodrama Angst Essen Seele Auf by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Arts of the Working Class responds to the contained racism and abstraction of fear in the film, mirroring the conspiracies of today, which can easily be entered through the fanatic nutritional guidance of Corona deniers and taken to perfection in kitchen sink psychology between recognition and denunciation, desire and pleasure, uncertainty and guilt, well-aged cheese, fresh fruit, sustainable eggs and leftovers.
More info HERE