with works by Jovana Reisinger, P. Staff, James Richards
The program series “Did you eat today?” is interested in food culture(s) and food as an (im)material cultural asset, food politics, food production and -distribution, agriculture as well as subjective and cultural history(s), traces and memories that are connected to dishes, drinks and eating as well as preparation rituals.
The 3rd edition aims to address wider topics around body absorption, which may include body fluids, pharmaceutical products, aphrodisiac or psychedelic substances et al. Therefore writer and filmmaker Jovana Reisinger will present her new work "Aphrodisiac Snack Show (ASS)," which was produced in collaboration with scenographer Katharina Pia Schütz. For the activation of our street food corner on Feb. 7, Schütz will create a serving suggestion, playing with the aphrodisiac effects of food. Also on view will be P. Staff's work "Weed Killer," 2017, inspired by artist and author Catherine Lord's memoir "The Summer of Her Baldness," 2004—a moving account of the author's experience with breast cancer. Staff’s video suggests a complex relationship to one’s own suffering and draws into focus the fine line between alternately poisonous and curative substances.