TRANSCULTURAL EAT ART JAPAN AUSTRIA
The table and the mutual meal in art recipes from the transcultural cuisine
KulturAXE, 1030 Vienna, Esteplatz 7
Opening Fri. 6.11., 19 hrs
With an Eat-Art Installation by Katharina Razumovsky
Daily except sunday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Finissage and Book presentation: 4th December 2009, 7 p.m.
Transcultural Eat-Art Japan Austria is part of the official programme of the Japan-Austria-Year 2009
Curated by Caroline Fekete-Kaiser
Curator Tokyo: Hiroko Inoue
project grounded on the occasion of the Austria-Japan-Year 2009.
In an interdisciplinary approach the focus is directed on Eat-Art and Design.
The table, especially the dining table or the guest table, serves as metaphor, social allegory and central creative element.
table: A collection of recipes, which when realized all together, result in one table landscape. Artists, designers, cultural actors and architects created the
recipes with which they bear personal reference to Vienna or Tokyo. As such each recipe is based on a short story on Vienna or Tokyo, which is transformed in food,
dishes, eat-sculptures. A story about Vienna was for example sent to Tokyo and was there translated into a recipe by a second person using ingredients from Japan.
Reciprocally stories from Tokyo were converted to recipes with Austrian ingredients.
Each recipe was granted a specific space on the tabletop in the phase
of realization. Together they fill the whole table - an eatable panel of Austrian and Japanese ingredients is generated, from stories about Vienna and Tokyo,
interwoven into a transcultural landscape.
The recipes were performed in trial cookings in Vienna and in Tokyo. All results were documented by photography,
allowing the composition of a virtual panel combining all recipes. This table landscape was then printed on a full-scale canvas (6 x 1,20 m), mounted on wooden
stretcher, therewith being reshaped into a two-dimensional panel.
The Fire-Table is a changeable table that combines formal elements of Austria and Japan.
The table consists of different layers that contain food and is equipped with an accumulation of cooking devices and the capability of generating different cooking
grades. As such the dishes will be prepared on the table itself. This complex multifunctional design-table invites in an impressive way to experience the
metamorphoses of food.
Project participants, Artists:
KYOKO ADANIYA-BAIER, HEIDULF GERNGROSS, MARTIN HABLESREITER,
MASATO HORI, HIROKO INOUE, HIROMICHI KOBAYASHI, KEISUKE KOYAMA, ELKE KRASNY. LENA LAPSCHINA, KATALIN MESTERHAZY,
MINAMI NISHINO, KATHARINA RAZUMOVSKY, LÁSZLÓ LÁSZLÓ RÉVÉSZ, SONJA STUMMERER.