Zuerst kommt das Fressen, dann kommt die Moral.
Davide Bevilacqua, 2013.
Zuerst kommt das Fressen, dann kommt die Moral, is a serie of experiments with and about food that the artist developed over the year 2013. The research is mainly about the cooking techniques and the ingredients, that are combined together in an unconventional approach in order to let the audience experience food and cooking traditions in a non-ordinary way.
The recipes are selected and studied on the level of chemical and physical reactions, that are then “hacked” and lead to unexpected results.
Some dishes are changing their color, other become conductive and drive electricity, some other are surprising in their appearance or taste.
The research can be proposed in different ways, from the cooking performance, to a normal buffet-situation, until the workshop; what is common in all those situations is the tendency of sharing impressions and traditions about food and different cultures, often related to topic such as food technology and contemporary eating practice.
Davide Bevilacqua (Codroipo, Italy) is an artist and MA candidate at Interface Culture, Linz. His practice is based on a personal approach to different fields and materials such as food, art history, relational and cultural issues. All of them converge together into the new media art and its techniques, that are adapted without hierarchy to the content that has to be expressed.
Other info and projects at: davidebevilacqua.com