Thank you!!

Dear all,

 
Bureau d’Espoir comes to an end today and we would like to thank you for your support.
 
Tonight the researchers will come out of the Batteries after three weeks of experimentation to which you contributed as volunteers.
 
From 19:00 we invite you to have a drink and the last Anorexic dinner with us.
 
Bureau d’Espoir  greatly appreciates your contributions and hopes to see you this evening!!
 

The Bureau d’Espoir Team

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Object nr. 004 (L)

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Object: Object nr. 004 (L)

Term: Circular piece of glass / The object chose me

Property: Jaime Llopis

This object was pick up in the Brussels flea market the day it has been brought to the Natural History Museum of Hope. The person who brought the object decided to make an experiment to find an object of hope. He wanted to be ‘picked up’ by an object that triggered his attention rather then choose an object symbolically. And in this practice resides the hope. The object ‘touched’ the one that was looking for something.
The object has a circular glass shape, it’s hard to know to what it was before, maybe a picture frame.. What is is now , is an object you can see through, that makes something appear through, it’s an in between tool to look, an hinge between resistance and availability.

Battery 2: Doing “nothing” becomes doing “a lot”. As it is in play where the pressure of the agenda, the to-do-list, the guilt of non-production, the anxiety of occupying time are “caught up in a whirlwind”. Time starts occupying the body and the self stops enslaving time.

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Anorexic Dinner n°1 hosted by Rares Craiut – 20/12/2013

INVITATION16. flow for 12 participants
What is an anorexic dinner?
An anorexic dinner is a ceremony for everyone. This ceremony is held to honor what food does in our lives. Texts are read, food is examined and tested and even requests are made.
The main goal of the ceremony is to create a recipe for one: meant to feed one person and at the same time be a manifesto about how modern people can connect with edible nature and regain Life in food, both individually and collectively. Feeding here means making reparation, realignment, feeding the physical and the spiritual all together.
The Recipe in the end should offer a unique opportunity for people to practice their duties as a responsible eater: mindful in relation to self and low impact responsiveness in relation to the others and the planet.
Instructions will be made clear on the spot and we will follow the proceedings of the dinner together step by spent. Food will also be served and it is up to the guests to decide if, what and how much they want to eat.
What you need to bring to an anorexic dinner
·      A good mind
·      Cup of water
Do’s and Don’ts at an anorexic dinner
·      Just remember to dress respectfully. Now is the time to leave your “clever” t-shirts at home.
·      Do not consume drugs or alcohol before entering the ceremony.
·      Do bring your family and friends.
·      Do listen to one another with all of your heart, give respect and welcome everyone.

If you want to join the dinner, please write to hope@bureaudespoir.org

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In the last years Bureau d’Espoir has been looking into different strategies to deal with the loss of control we experience in our relation to food. Global food industry, the implosion of the local food markets, health issues and ethical questions keep us occupied all the time. In response to this feeling of loss of control Bureau d’Espoir has developed Hunger artist and Anorexic strategies.

The anorexic dinners are an invitation to come and take part in the preparation and consummation of a dinner that tries to rethink the logics of our food consumption, and also make this an enjoyable experience.

If you want to join a dinner, please write to hope@bureaudespoir.org