TABOO - TRANSGRESSION - TRANSCENDENCE
in Art & Science
27-29 September 2023, Malta Society of Arts, Valletta
“We eat and we are eaten. How to approach this ambiguous relationship to bodies to reinvent forms of sensuality with food?” This presentation is based on the performance with the same title by Maya Minder and Alexia Venot with the participation of Lisa Jankovics, Kyoka and Emanuele Coccia at Antre Peaux in Brouges 2022. The performance takes the form of a performative and participative dinner where the artists intervene, through their actions and the reading of texts, Emanuele Coccia as one of the characters of the fiction introduced during the performance. In Eggies Island, the public is led to a culinary journey to immerse themselves in the role of the Bowies, characters of the story, who come to have a meal on the island. A series of different dishes and orders are brought to the public, metaphorical ingredients of our sensual, regressive sensual, regressive, erotic and fluid connections: eggs, milk, eggplant fig, rice, seaweed.
Art historian, artist, researcher and exhibition curator, Maya Minder works in the field of Eat-Art. As a specialist of lactic fermentation, she realizes experiments with bacteria, mushrooms and seaweeds while applying this knowledge to cooking, the realization of films, handicraft and design. In continuity with the story of feminism, she combines art, science, and queer theories with her practice of biohacking.