Reflection on Digestion: A Performance Dinner 2013
Tuesday 17 December, 7 for 7.30pm
In Collaboration with BROQWiEM
Photography: Evy Jokhova and Amanda Couch
Facing the onset of the Winter festivities, gluttony, over consumption, alcohol-fuelled misunderstandings and emotional disputes BROQWiEM and I would like to invite you to slow down, consider what you are about to do to yourself, be mindful of your body and the long month to come, enjoy good food and reflect on the processes of consumption, digestion, sharing and eating as part of a community.
Reflection on Digestion: A Performance Dinner is a participatory performance dinner by Amanda Couch that reflects on the process and image of digestion through food and language.
The event is presented in six chapters, four of which are gastronomic dishes prepared from the alimentary canal: tongue, stomach, liver and intestines. The feast is served alongside the presentation of a text: Artistic, philosophical, historical and physiological narratives converge on these organs to explore how we cognitively and bodily digest knowledge and experience.
Reflection on Digestion embodies an experiential approach to the transmission of information by placing the diner, their senses and interior body at the centre of the creation of meaning and understanding. By reflecting on the direct experience of eating alongside historical and contemporary narratives of digestion, participants and host - Amanda Couch, literally and metaphorically ruminate on the processes of ingestion, digestion, and subjectivity, and on embodied ways of knowing.
Vin Chaud with Red Wine
Ox Tongue with Salsa Verde
Stuffed Lamb’s Tripe Packages in Tomato Sauce
Sautéed Chicken Livers with Globe Artichoke
Nun's Farts (Churros Fritters) and Aphid Poo honey (Honeydew honey)