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Having not felt like eating, but eaten, I sat down to eat / tea

Citation

Loo, S, Having not felt like eating, but eaten, I sat down to eat / tea , Academy Gallery, University of Tasmania, Academy Gallery, University of Tasmania (2016) [Other Exhibition]

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Copyright 2016 the author, artists and the University of Tasmania

Official URL: http://www.utas.edu.au/creative-arts/events/art-th...

Abstract

Durational work including performance-based meal for 6 guests (approx. 30 minutes). Round timber and form-ply table, timber chairs and prototypes, egg crate and timber stools, white shirt and stitching, glassware, crockery, cutlery, paper menus, food and drink. To Elizabeth Wilson, the gut is "the nervous system extends well beyond the skull, and as it so travels through the body it takes the psyche with it." (Psychosomatics, p.47) The enteric nervous system (which handles digestion) develops profound psychological responses that cannot be explained simply by a brain-based central nervous system. This work explores how eating can become a performative mode of (gut) re-thinking cancer as condition of bodies being eaten, away from cognitively-based metaphysics towards a psychical engagement with the body, whose seemingly most automatic functions are so vital and complex.

Item Details

Item Type:Other Exhibition
Keywords:food, art, performance, health (cancer), philosophy
Research Division:Studies in Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Visual Arts and Crafts
Research Field:Performance and Installation Art
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Arts and Leisure
Objective Field:The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft)
Author:Loo, S (Professor Stephen Loo)
ID Code:115105
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Architecture (Discipline)
Deposited On:2017-03-08
Last Modified:2017-11-09
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