FOOD PLAY: A CRITICAL EXPLORATION

Graduate Certificate exhibition in Digital Technologies and Design Art Practice at Concordia University, Montreal, QC

​ANGELINA  DOHERTY


My intention is to redirect adult behavior and beliefs toward the food industry and production by means of seemingly simple visual and tactile experiences. I aim to further expose practices behind food production that are still not sufficiently on the public radar. This is not solely an exposure of ethics, rather a more mindful approach to consumption. These are meant for adult use, as they make decisions when it comes to the food industry and production. I have chosen to do this through toys within a domestic setting because they seem entertaining but they are also instructive and have the potential for a greater shock value and are therefore subversive. Through research of the effects of sensory responses in all age groups, this project aims to cater to an all-encompassing human need for tactility and mindful eating approaches that will encourage us to contemplate and be more conscious of food systems and networks.