FOOD PLAY: A CRITICAL EXPLORATION
Graduate Certificate exhibition in Digital Technologies and Design Art Practice at Concordia University, Montreal, QC
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.