Monthly Archives: June 2011

Exhibition and conference at DeFKA

I have exhibited my work in progress for FOOD RELATED and NIVA TO NENETS at DeFKa during ‘INVESTIGATIONS on artistic research‘ from 26 May till 18 June 2011. This exhibition opened with a conference day. I made an igloo shaped cake that was eaten by the participants from hand painted plates with hand written napkins before their debate about the practice of artistic research started. The cake functioned as an icebreaker, while the plates and napkins nourished the discussion.

After the conference reindeer soup was served from a Lada pot to all who wanted to try the daily food of the Nenets, a nomadic reindeer herding people in the North of the Russian Federation. In the meantime I explained my wish to drive my Lada Niva to this people as a gift.

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View modes for FOOD RELATED

A pre-version of the FOOD RELATED platform is yet online and can be found at This current version has three mappings: a Geographic View shows the entries in relation to their geographic location, a Foodgroup View shows the entries in relation to their ingredients or food items, and a Historic View shows all entries in order of publication. Future versions will include more mappings and forum options. People will be able to comment on each other’s entries and to start discussions.

Geographic View, FOOD RELATED 2011

In the Geographic View, an image of the area within the Arctic Circle zooms in when an encircled area is clicked. Within this selected area, colored dots function as buttons to open related entries. For artistic reasons the 66° latitude was chosen as the outline, unintentionally excluding certain areas from this mapping. People from more southern areas are nonetheless still able to contribute to the platform in other mappings. The Foodgroup View, for example, will map the entries by their ingredient. Entries are mapped under sea mammals, birds and eggs, land mammals, fishes and other sea products, hoofed animals, bread and pastry, fruits and vegetables, drinks, or snacks. Just like the Geographic View, the selected part of this mapping enlarges when clicked. Thus the entries are visualized and can easily be viewed.  The Historic View maps and shows all entries in order of creation, to easily retrieve a particular entry and to find recently added entries.

Foodgroup View and Historic View, FOOD RELATED 2011