November 19, 2015
Food, we have been told, is the key to everyone's heart. However, the cultural significance of this most basic of human needs is curiously under-explored, which is where the British Museum of Food comes in. This pop-up installation is appropriately located at Borough Market, the foodie Mecca of London, and is full of unexpected delights ranging from an "interactive" video which shows the passage of food through your digestive system to a chocolate eating experiment which explores the relationship between sound and taste, via an archive of menus and a sprinkling of food-related art.
The project is curated by Sam Bompass and Harry Parr, the high priests of jelly who brought us such adventurous inventions as alcoholic jelly pastilles, steaks cooked with molten lava and coffee which has been to space. Watch out for the duo's next project: Height of Winter, a multi-sensory experience at the top of the Shard featuring giant crystalline structures, bespoke scents and, of course, edible treats (mulled champagne anyone?); all designed to create the most romantic environment according to scientific research.
July 09, 2020
Kintsugi is the ancient Japanese art of seeking beauty from imperfections by mending broken ceramics with gold lacquer. Artist Glen Martin Taylor has taken this one step further by incorporating an array of unusual found objects with broken porcelain pieces, some of which carry strong personal emotional significance.
March 01, 2019
Rone is a Melbourne street artist best known for his haunting images of stylised women's faces, which always seem to project an air of wistful melancholy. His latest project, Empire, amplifies this into a deeply immersive experience which promises to evoke profound emotions.
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