An exhibition of ceramic sculptures, material samples and photography:
Chae Rin Hwang: The Earth Cries
Saturday – Sunday 29-30 June 2019 10:00 – 21:00 | Sunday 12:00 – 20:00
Party: 29th June 2019, 19:00 – 22:00
Filet | 103 Murray Grove | London N1 7QP | Register here
‘The Earth Cries’ is a collection of experimental gastronomic dishwares which corresponds to today’s epidemic on poor eating habits due to change of lifestyle and globalization. We are living in a crisis where the content and the production of food is concealed solely for financial profit. We are deprived of the fundamental right to know what we are putting inside our own bodies. As we continue to neglect to understand that our food and its sources are controlled by someone else, we are doing more wrong against our own bodies.
The design series speaks to one’s soul, almost crying out to oneself to open one’s eye and question the origins of the food. Inspired by essayist and environmental activist Wendell Berry, ‘The Earth Cries’ series reflects on the teachings from ‘The Pleasure of Eating (1990)’ . ‘A significant part of the pleasure of eating is in one’s accurate consciousness of the lives and the world from which food comes’. Every food has a story from soil onto the plate and discovering the background enables oneself to encounter food in a new perspective, a new experience.
Each dish sculpture tells the story of how food is prepared through first-hand food production linking to primitive cooking techniques. The unique shape and functionality of each design enables oneself to interact food in different approaches, therefore allowing oneself to enter into a curiosity of what is going to be eaten and how it is going to be eaten.