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30/11/18 - 30/11/18

Friday November 30th at Musis Arnhem


FOOD FRICTION concerns fractures and shifts within food production and consumption.

The conference offers a carefully selected menu of lectures, interviews and debates, with creative courses and side dishes that consist of workshops, performances and edible interventions.
Professor Louise O. Fresco, President of Wageningen University & Research will open the event with a keynote speech.

The conference consists of a plenary session and five parallel sessions:  Facts & Fiction, Agriculture, Technology, Culture and Behaviour. Alumni and students of the ArtEZ University of the Arts will contribute with a Frequency Cookie installation; a Food Friction performance and more.

Where exactly are disruptions within food production and consumption for the future?
What are the paradoxes in this? And how can we literally expose it from art, design and other creative disciplines? During the Art Research Conference, FOOD FRICTION, exploring nutritional identities, we will look for answers to this question from different artistic perspectives.

Many people think that eating is just something you do – a necessity. At the same time, it is part of a culture; it has close links with other activities, rituals and interaction in society. It is about people and their environment. Food is related to our production, IDENTITY, enjoyment, nutrition and digestion.
There are many paradoxes when we talk about food and human eating behavior. Why do we throw away so much food, at home, within the food service or industry? Why has it taken for granted? We eat too much and lose weight again. Our behavior is paradoxical and the strange thing is often we do not even notice this. The same problems occur on a large scale. This brings us to new ingredients from unexpected sources, this is where designers, artists come to tease us with paradoxes that divide us. The Art Research Conference 2018; FOOD FRICTION, exploring nutritional identities is searching for answers. Where exactly are the dislocations within food production and consumption for the future? Where art and design, among other things, use science as a foundation, inspiration to search for answers, to make this anonymous field visually visible and to search for the exact problem, through artistic research, speculation or fiction; doing

For more information about the keynote speakers, contributors, tickets and full program, please visit the website.