The Living and Moving Food Cuisine [Exclusive Video]
This project explores new culinary experiences potentially through developments in synthetic biol...
This project explores new culinary experiences potentially through developments in synthetic biology. Living food finds its lineage in haute cuisine and molecular gastronomy. A set of future dining experiences were designed where food behaves like a living creature entertaining us through an empathetic connection.
Main objective of this project was to explore how food could evolve in the future from developments in emerging technologies. With this project I proposed a future where food shifts towards being a channel of aesthetic experiences: What if food were consumed alive, as a fictional character? What if food was able to play with our cutlery and create hyper-sensations in our mouth? Synthetic biotech has already started to create artificial life in organic forms, breathing life into artificial digestible forms no longer resides as a mere fantasy 1)2). Could this be an opportunity for us to venture into the fictional realms, through physical yet real interactions with nutritional consumables which offers a new dimension in our culinary experiences?
In this respect I propose a future dining experience where food takes a life-form for aesthetic gastronomy. In a material way, I experimented which kinds of impressions could be designed into life-like food and how it would shape our dining experience. For the big picture, I open the discussion up onto how we would build up a definition of this ingestible life-form, helping us to question our perception of food and its potential uses.
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