“With Food in Mind”

A TCK cookbook and video will be included in the exhibition With Food in Mind, curated by Nicole Caruth at the Center for Book Arts, opening April 15.

With Food in Mind looks at artists’ use of food as subject matter or medium in book arts, print, and digital media. The exhibition is inspired by the current food climate (i.e. how food is cultivated, distributed, consumed, and discussed today) and includes over 40 works that span the last twenty years.

Featuring work by Nava Atlas, Carissa Carman, Atom Cianfarani, Conflict Kitchen (Jon Rubin and Dawn Weleski, with Brett Yasko), The Counter Kitchen (Stefani Bardin and Brooke Singer), Critical Art Ensemble, Mindell Dubansky (with Miriam Schaer and Toby Dubansky), EIDIA (Paul Lamarre and Melissa P. Wolf), Joy Garnett, Martí Guixé, Heather Hart, Barbara Henry (with John DePol), Gretchen Hooker, Marisa Jahn (with Noa Treister; and with Steve Shada), Susan Johanknecht, K Yoland, Robin Kahn, Isabelle Lumpkin, Emily Martin, Katharine Meynell, Scott McCarney, Aleksandra Mir, Elaine Tin Nyo, Hugh Pocock, Susan Roma, Leah Rosenberg, John Ross (with Sam Joffee), Mara Scrupe, Maya Suess, Tattfoo Tan, Robert The, and Rirkrit Tiravanija.

from TCK Market Research, video, 2011

About TCK Market Research from exhibition materials:
TCK Market Research muses on our ability to recognize product logos and packaging more readily than their chemical ingredients. Taking a teleprompter-like approach, Singer and Bardin asked people to simply read aloud the ingredients listed on packaged foods. As participants stammer and trip over words foreign to their tongues, the adage “If you can’t pronounce it, you probably shouldn’t eat it” comes to mind. TCK Market Research draws our attention to the gap between consuming name brand foods and actually knowing what we’re consuming. This iteration grew out of Singer’s ongoing project Read Me Files in conjunction with her project Undo!

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