Thoughts about Food



Clara Midon/Anais Legros/Cao Xiaotai

Online Zoom Performance

A baby vomits curdled milk. She learns to distinguish between the vomit and the not-vomit, and comes to know the not-vomit as self. Every subject is formed at the expense of some viscous, slightly poisoned substance, possibly teeming with bacteria, rank with stomach acid. The parent scoops up the mucky milk in a tissue and flushes the wadded package down the toilet.

Now we know where it goes.

For some time we may have thought that the U-bend in the toilet was a convenient curvature of ontological space that took whatever we flush down it into a totally different dimension called Away, leaving things clean over here. Now we know better: instead of the mythical land Away, we know the waste goes to the Pacific Ocean or the wastewater treatment facility.

There is no Away on this surface, no here and no there. In effect, the entire Earth is a wadded tissue of vomited milk.

— Timothy Morton, from “Hyperobjects” (University of Minnesota Press, 2013)


12:36 min

Pork/Flour/Egg/Mayonnaise/Chinese Rice Paper

L900*W300*H30mm*6 pieces

Global Art Joint Project 2020
Art as Experiment: Body in the KitchenCentral Saint Martins, University of the Arts London (CSM)
École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris (BAP)
Global Art Practice,Tokyo University of the Arts (TUA)

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