WORKSHOP – The End of Personality – Thursday26.12

The End of Personality.r – workshop by Various ArtistsThe End of Personality
“I am a female, I live alone. I just finished a training and work as an assistant marketeer in a middle-shark company. I have a relationship with a man who might not love me. I love my mother. I eat fruits and chicken, no bread or vegetables and my lover takes me out to restaurants. I donʼt have time to cook much. I have a bit of an eating disorder. I just bought a Nintendo DS so my boyfriend stays with me and it also helps to calm my lonely hours. I throw my old pictures away. I was too fat. I will be beautiful again.” (Personality.f)

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food & hunger (2012)

FOOD & HUNGER
Marcella.B & Elke Van Campenhout

1) Food and art production

Knowing about food and where our foods come from, or even knowing what exactly it is we are eating, has been the leveller for a new movement of engaged and interested citizens-artists who want to come to an understanding of the different factors that are running the all-encompassing trade of our alimentary products. Talking about global food production, we must come to the conclusion that making ‘healthy’ decisions is an almost impossible task. Faced with the everyday realities of food miles, (the lack of) farmer’s organization or union support, the huge gap in economic power between the industrialized mega-states and the (often poor) production regions, the carbon footprint of global distribution, the non-ecological industrialized farming methods and the subsequent constant production of toxins, the limited range of possibilities of the ‘fair trade’ label etc, we come to the conclusion that eating healthily and taking care of your body does not necessarily mean you are taking care of the community nor the environment. Taking into account the situation of the workers that are producing your food for less than the money they put into their work, as a direct result of the so-called ‘free trade’ (but heavily subsidized) food policies promoted by the strong industrial food powers, it is hard to find your way around the shopping isles of your supermarket. But even the neighborhood shop or farmer’s market is not above suspicion. In the food industry nothing is what it seems. Continue reading “food & hunger (2012)”