Eat | Tech | Kitchen cooking show
— 5 October 2019
La cucina futurista (Futurist Cookbook), published in 1932 by the Italian poet Filippo Marinetti, was a manifesto in the guise of a culinary publication. The book was full of absurd recipes to connect our food habits to sensory storytelling. The futurists visualized a hightech future dominated by motorized speed. We now live in the technological society the futurists were striving for, but it’s quite different from what they imagined.
Interactive artists Emilie Baltz and Klasien van de Zandschulp decided to breathe new life into futuristic cooking. EAT | TECH | KITCHEN reimagines the Futurist Cookbook into 21st Century interactive experiences. Led by two futurist chefs, participants are instructed how to work together to co-create Eat | Tech | Kitchen recipes. In doing so, they playfully experience a new, critical narrative unto our everyday technology consumption. The absurdity of actions herein provokes us to rethink our everyday and, in doing so, subsequently promotes thoughtful self actualisation, as well as delightful human contact IRL.
Klasien van de Zandschulp― Artist
Klasien van de Zandschulp (she/her) is an Amsterdam-based interactive artist and creative director at studio affect lab. Klasien van de Zandschulp designs story-based and participatory experiences, blending digital/physical and online/offline interactions. Her work explores sensory design, embodiment, rituals, augmented realities, human interaction and (radical) thoughts around our daily technology consumption.
Emilie Baltz― Artist
Through her work, Emilie Baltz uses food & the senses to create new experiences that foster wonder, curiosity and delight. She is an award-winning author and public speaker with appearances at TEDx, DLD, PSFK Conference, Ignite Conference, Creative Mornings, TODAY Show, NBC, Wall Street Journal, D-CRIT and more. Emilie is based in New York City and works out of the New Lab for emerging technologies. She is a founding members of NEW INC, the first museum led incubator hosted at the New Museum and is also part of the founding faculty of the School of Visual Arts Products of Design MFA program, as well as the founder of the Food Design Studio at Pratt Institute.