Sophia Bulgakova, Cemre Deniz Kara and Leo Scarin
Metaphysical Tastings is a multidisciplinary experience by artists Sophia Bulgakova, Leo Scarin & Cemre Deniz Kara that combines dining rituals and virtual reality.
In Metaphysical Tastings, you are guided through a tasting experience together with other guests in different physical locations, while entering a series of digital environments designed to match the food served – its colour, texture, sound, and other properties – to create a synesthetic journey. The project explores the sensorial correlations that originate in the combination of participatory, immersive media and food design and the experiential implications of social gatherings in virtual and physical realities.
Sophia Bulgakova― Artist
Sophia Bulgakova is a Ukrainian ArtScientist, interdisciplinary artist and activist currently based in The Hague, the Netherlands. Sophia is working on the intersection between art, technology, and society, focusing on the relationship between light, perception, and imagination. Through various sensorial inputs in her installations and performances, she engages viewers, impacting their ways of perceiving reality and exploring new possibilities beyond it. Sophia studied sculpture in Kyiv and then got a foundation diploma in Photography and Time-Based Media at the University of the Arts London in the UK. After that, she graduated from the ArtScience Interfaculty at the Royal Academy of the Art and Royal Conservatory in The Hague, the Netherlands.
Cemre Deniz Kara― Artist
Cemre Deniz Kara is a Turkish artist, who graduated from the Artscience Interfaculty at The Royal Academy of Arts, in The Hague, The Netherlands. She works with a range of mediums, from projection mapping to performances, and audio-visual experiences. Through her performances and installations, she aims to explore social and political contexts. Her current research topic is on food in a cultural context making ceramic dishwares and creating performative dining situations.
Leo Scarin― Artist
Leo Scarin is a Creative Technologist based in The Hague, NL, where he graduated from the Royal Academy of Arts Researching the meeting points of computational and human technologies, Leo explores the social, political, and increasingly environmental impacts of digital culture, by means of interactive and immersive installations Among others, Leo Scarin's work has been featured at TodaysArt, FIBER, Rewire, iii, V2_Lab for Unstable Media, STRP, Eye Filmmuseum, and The Grey Space in the Middle.