I’m Not Who You Think I’m Not #28: Diet plan for the Western man

The Sons of Pindorama (detail), by Théodore de Bry, 1562

Free admission, RSVP required

KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Studio
Auguststraße 69
10117 Berlin

I’m Not Who You Think I’m Not #28: Diet plan for the Western man
Carlos Azeredo Mesquita with Andrés Sarabia, Luisa Saraiva and Vasco Coelho Santos
Performative lecture, in English

Diet plan for the Western man is a performative lecture where the symbolic is ingested while meanings are digested. You will be treated to something to eat, which will be used as a motto to analyze the role of food in emphasizing difference and otherness.

Can nationalism appropriate food? Is a food system a system of oppression? Do we choose what we eat or does our food choose us? These are some of the issues we will work through, with the help of pop culture, art, history, anthropology, ethical dilemmas, and intricate histories. Not recommended for strict vegans and vegetarians, food intolerant personalities, or allergy-prone metabolisms.