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

 

8. ideal

8.
ideal

institutional knowledge, categorization, the Book of Laws, harmony, perfection

8. ideal

Ideals are the guidelines that orient people’s lives. They provide a standard to put things into perspective, to get a grip on the disagreements that rule our everyday lives. They form the basis for coming to a just decision on how to proceed. Ideal is the card that represents our need for harmony and perfection. For getting a grip on our intuitive principles to translate them into an objective standard to look at the world through the perspectives of Justice, Beauty and Freedom. This is the card of the knowledge that is gathered through time: Minerva’s owl flying out at night, transcribing lived experience into the Book of Law(s) for all. Ideal is the card that strives for the creation of a balanced and harmonious society, and does so by creating normative rule systems. Often institutionalized, Ideal is the card of the Law, the Arts institutions, the Academy and the Government.

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2. care

2

care

state of attention, practice, intuition, environmental

2. care

Care in the Tarot of Hope comes just after Affect: the moment we become touched again by what surrounds us. Care is the card that emphasizes the need to become aware of our environments and the role they play in who and what we are. At this point of the journey of hope, this is primarily a physical undertaking: care is about opening up your senses, and all your sensitivity, to the world around you.

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