single channel 16:9 video with termite mandibular percussion samples
localStyle (Marlena Novak and Jay Alan Yim) in collaboration with guest artist Brittany Ransom
world premiere: 01-30 June 2011, Streaming Festival/ISFTH, Den Haag, Nederland, “Plat du Jour” program curated by Paul Malone
‘Chew’ juxtaposes contemporary food fixations with detourning the omniscient narration from actual 1950s American food propaganda films. The repurposed plot is set on top of a musical background driven by percussion samples of termites munching wood fibers, with a featured cast of Zootermopsis termites.