Part of the World Design Capital Taipei 2016's Open Call programme, Edible Tales is an exhibition all about our favourite topic: food!
The exhibition is part of The Food Project, a larger project that explores issues of food production and sustainability from a local perspective through design. Curated by Alice Wang, Edible Tales aims to encourage audiences to experience different forms of food and dispel stereotypes that exist around "perfect" food forms.
Visitors are exposed to the funny side of food whith exhibits that discuss issues of social responsibility, health, and environmental impact around food production, distribution, and consumption. The exhibition also hypothesises some ideas surrounding what the future might hold for food.
Key pieces include Pantone Smoothies by Hedwig Astrom Kushner & Michael. Here, the Swedish-born art director has documented the recipes needed to create smoothies that exactly replicate some of the colours from the Pantone series. We have it on good authority from the curator that the recipes do work, and that they taste delicious too!
Another interesting group of work comes from Space 10, IKEA’s future-living research lab. Led by Kaave Pour, the team has developed a selection of meatballs that could take over from the traditional meat version during the next twenty years. The unconventional yet strangely alluring set of meatballs include ingredients that may otherwise be wasted, or those that are plentiful yet under-utilised, such as bugs and algae.
Through Portion Distortion, Jose De La O examines the way we consume food, and how it is heavily influenced by the tools and objects we use. The studio believes that size, colour, and the usability of our eating utensils can greatly influence our consumption patterns, and have developed a range of hypothetical objects that could be used to treat overeating.
Date: Until August 13th
Time: 9:30am ~ 5:30pm (except Mondays)
Venue: Songshan Cultural and Creative Park