La cucina futurista (Futurist Cooking), published in 1932 by the Italian poet Filippo Marinetti, was a manifesto in the guise of a culinary publication. The futurists visualized a hightech future dominated by motorized speed and masculine energy. Bourgeois traditions, they wrote, were to be swept aside by speed, machines, and new media such as cinema. The Futurists believed that the perfect arena for this conflict was the dining table, and the book was packed with the most absurd culinary excesses. As we now live in the technological society the futurists were striving for, Klasien van de Zandschulp and Emilie Baltz decided to breathe new life into futuristic cooking!
EAT | TECH | KITCHEN is an interactive food installation reimagining the stories of the Futurist Cookbook into 21st Century interactive experiences. Led by the Futurist Bot-Chef, guests are encouraged to create unexpected culinary experiences that remix definitions of technology, ritual and consumption. Unfriend rituals, pseudo religious sessions, battery cocktails, influencer amuse and edible likes: EAT | TECH | KITCHEN presents your online existence on a futuristic platter and reflects on the absurdity (and reality) of how we consume technology.
EAT | TECH | KITCHEN is an ongoing installation at IDFA Doclab 2018 with daily cooking shows and a Sunday night EAT | TECH | Dinnerparty.
Eat Tech Kitchen will continue development in 2019 as part of MIT’s OpenDocLab research.
Winner of IDFA Doclab competition for Immersive Non-Fiction.