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HORIZON 2050 IS A MULTI-FORMAT PROJECT AND A REPRESENTATION OF THE FUTURE THROUGH THE ISSUE OF FOOD.

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The Cabinet de Fumisterie Appliquée draws an identikit picture of food practices in the second half of the 21st Century, by compiling scientific hypotheses, mass-media data and prankish speculation.

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A synthesis of scientific predictions and disaster scenarios, HORIZON 2050 envisions a loss of bearings on food. Dishes of insects and worms, transgenic fish, “selfie meat” grown from one’s own stem cells, agglomerate marine-pollution residue, skin buns and woman milk will be the main foods of the future.

HORIZON 2050 / BIGBANG SELF

Environment & performance

Scenography : C.F.A. + Arnaud Verley

Espace Le Carré, Lille

©Anaïs Gadeau, Ville de Lille, 2016

HORIZON 2050 / BANQUET

Installation

Palais Rihour, Lille

©C.F.A. 2016

U.D.A.G. DAY-1. Video report : Ksenia Bolchakova, TV journalist

©Catherine Vandensteen / C.F.A. 2015

 “Let’s eat for as long as it’s still possible to sate ourselves. Let’s take in startling new foods, go blind, and lose our minds. Once we just adjust perceptions to include such least substances, vast troves of resources will be ours. We are virgin now: Food is a mystery to solve on a model that does not exist.”

Racket Vladimirovna, Notes Toward Sportsmanly Survival, 2047, p. 47

©Catherine Vandensteen / C.F.A. 2015

U.D.A.G.

Curator : Marianne Feder & Compagnie Cultures et Performances, Atelier des Vertus, Paris, France

©C.F.A. 2015

The power of tragicomic transformation domesticates the ground of this future flushing out the plastic and experimental potential.

MEAL-TRAYS (prototypes)

Dry dog food, latex, earth, rubber ball, cardboard, date pits, dried fish, resin, potato, sponge, spices, spiruline seaweed, ties up, curry dough, plasticine, hairpins, paper.

Series of 10 photographs

Shots : Bruno deNazareth

© C.F.A. 2015