The Wastefulness of Modern Dining, as Performance Art

Nora Caplan-Bricker in The New Yorker:

The sly and playful Austrian performance artists Sonja Stummerer and Martin Hablesreiter want to make us reëxamine the culinary mores that we take for granted.

The leap to high-concept performance happened almost by accident: they wanted to submit photos of people eating for an exhibition about table manners at the 2011 Gwangju Biennale, in Korea, and a tight budget forced them to serve as their own models. “Many people liked these photos so much that for the next book, ‘Eat Design,’ we decided to make forty or fifty photos of ourselves eating,” Hablesreiter said. Eventually, they began making videos as well.

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