FOOD CHAIN, 2016-17

Multimedia project
Performance, art intervention, happening, food art, video, sound & multimedia installations
Variable dimensions
[YGW III – Escalera de Incendios, 2017 // Fàbrica de Creació–Fabra i Coats 2016]

 

« Man is the only creature that consumes without producing. He does not give milk, he does not lay eggs, he is too weak to pull the plough, he cannot run fast enough to catch rabbits. Yet he is the lord of all the animals.»
Animal Farm, George Orwell

This project uses the structure and hierarchy of the food chain to show the human species as both creator and victim of a system characterized by limited possibilities, tacit demands and pre-established standards. The works analyze the blurred roles between man-food-animals emphasizing the alienation of the human essence.

 

→ The human being as a primary producer

 

PPA, Preserve Performance Art.

 

Artist meat, 2016

 

Carnivore, 2016. Installation of the re-labelled packaged meat after the action at Sorli Supermarkets. Journalist, policeman, soldier, priest, administrative, artist, teacher, politician, engineer, lawyer.

 

→ The human beings as the herbivores of the food chain

Herbivores, 2016. Open-Your-Mouth-and-Have-One-Bite sign

 

 

One hundred 1U$S dollar bills in a pigs’ feeder

 

 

Participants trying to grab a dollar bill with their mouth

 

→ The human being as the carnivore link of the food chain

Detail of the oil versions of Goya’s Saturn on the side panels of Pac-Art.

 

Detail of the videogame Pac-Art

 

 

Pac-Art, The Stuttgart Championship at Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany 2018

 

→ The human being as the second consumer link of the food chain

Four legs good, Two legs bad (2016). Detail of sound installation

 

Four legs good, Two legs bad (2016). Participants interacting with installation

 

→ The human being as the only plastivore link of the food chain

Plastivores, 2016-17. Detail of installation, YGW III

 

 

Plastivores, 2017. Happening, community meal at Fabra i Coats.

 

 

Plastivores, 2017. Happening, community meal at Fabra i Coats.

 

Plastivores, 2017. Homemade packaged baby marshmallows
Sticker on original Haribo Gold-Bear product.

 

→ Related links:
Young Gallery Weekend
Escalera de Incendios
Fabra i Coats

→ Press:
Barcelona Cultura, State of Art: the best of the Young Gallery Weekend
Àrtic BTV.cat, Interview with Josep París