RECIPE FOR DISASTER
Do you take food for granted?
Food has the capacity to bring us together. It’s familiar, relational and cultural. In times of conflict and scarcity, it also has the capacity to tear us apart. In a world with increasing ecological degradation and greater disparities between the rich and poor, food security is of increasing global concern…a food fight to avoid. In Australia we are distracted, choking and bloated on misinformation and choice about food, which in itself is a recipe for ruin.
Recipe for Disaster is an interactive-performative-dinner-experiment in the iconic ‘Mad Max’ South Lawn Car Park at the University of Melbourne. This meal will not be your conventional sit-down hoity-toity dinner, nor is it dystopian in its approach. Instead, it will be a mash-up of food courses, movements and provocations from four food experts – a speculative journey and ‘palaver’ into the future to explore how our myths, anxieties, pleasures, conveniences and comforts around food and diets in the context of a climate/everything change future. This is not catering. Food will be experienced, and expectations may be disrupted and/or savoured.
NOTE to participants: Due to the nature of the experiment we can only make adjustments for those with food allergies (with notice), not food preferences.
Sound design: Marco Cher-Gibard
Provocateurs: that’s secret…for now
‘Table’ design: Will Foster
‘Tableware’ design: Lettuce Eat by Maddison Ryder
Food waste vermouth: Lou Chalmer
Food growing: Fawkner Food Bowls
Food waste to fertiliser: Enrich 360
Project supporters: Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne Polytechnic and City of Melbourne