Impressions from the second week of DRECK: EIN APPARAT including excerpts from:
Lecture #2 - Public dreck & the rubbish collection with Rosie Cox
Pepe Dayaw - Leftover Dinner & lecture performance »Leftover Philosophies – Vol. 1: an unfinished language«
Pepe Dayaw: Lecture performance »Leftover Philosophies – Vol. 1: an unfinished language«
This is a live declaration of the »Nowhere Kitchen« Pepe Dayaw created as a nomadic platform for learning.
Cooking and history are both »dirty« processes: On closer inspection, historical time frames like the »Spice Routes«, are populated by unforeseen accidents. At the same time these discoveries or developments create new possibilities – in history and in the kitchen. In the mundane act of cooking leftovers, Pepe Dayaw rediscovers historical serendipity as a choreographic concept of making »old worlds anew«. During the essentially dirty process of cooking something without a recipe and out of what is found on-site, he is rehearsing hazard. He installs an itinerant social kitchen where the meals will be cooked through an uncertain art of improvisation, while approximately thousand years of migrations of spices and colonialism are archived until the present day: in stews, rolls, and mixed bowls.
Lecture #2 - 11th June
Dirty Celery Tastes Better with Rosie Cox
Important nutrition or the vehicle for pathogen? Food maintains an ambivalent relationship with hygiene, the evaluation of dirty or clean is determined through centuries of cultural practice. Food transgresses the hygienic line of demarcation between the self and the outside carrying threats of contamination and defilement. Contemporary food scares, such as the threat of »mad cow« disease, Salmonella or E-Coli all raise the spectacle of our food not being as clean as we would like it to be. Scandals about the levels of food waste in the richest countries of the world suggest that food itself has become dirt.
Looking at research findings from consumers of alternative food co-ops, and the notion of »dirty« veggies. Rosie Cox will instigate new considerations of dirt and the possibilities to develop ethical positions of concern for our fellow man and the environment, as well as a reconsideration of traditional practices. When cleanliness is associated with modernity and capitalism, dirt can take on positive attributes, representing time-honoured ways of life, closer and more equitable social relationships and respect for the natural environment.