[dis]comfort food: Cemre Kara & Laila Snevele
[dis]comfort food is a collaborative project between Cemre Kara and Laila Snevele. Visitors are invited to experience dining with new tools developed by the two artists. Four different courses of small appetizers will be served along with the performative showcasing of the dining tools.
“Don’t play with your food! is just one of the things your parents might have told you, but we want you to do just that.
We want to explore the role of the body in the act of eating; turning your dinner into a playful act.
Have you noticed how a slightly bent fork or spoon can distract you from your mindless meal?
How disturbing and new it seems at the beginning until you get used to the slight change.
We want to recognize the discomfort of learning and find comfort in it.
When our movements are free from the table’s limitations, we can observe how the body and mind behave in the act of learning.”
Laila Snevele is a sensory food designer, who explores the perception of food through multisensorial research: What role does color, shape, texture, temperature, sound, mouth sensations and aroma play in our understanding of a certain food? And how can we use these elements to change or elevate our sense of taste? Snevele designs recipes for the brain.