by Youngjin Song (MDes '17)
We confront. We observe. We choose. We manipulate. We bring. We open. We intake. We masticate. We assimilate.
When analyzed, the process of eating has a conventional structure to which we have become accustomed to and mindlessly repeat. This project is driven by investigating the essence of consumption – a quotidian ritual – and contemplating eating as agent of conversation. Focused on the dialogue happening between and among people who share a meal together and how the custom of a shared meal has been adopted as a tool for building bonds or negotiating between individuals and different parties, this project metonymically links the eating experience with the process of eating. By providing a spoon to reprogram the way people eat together, the process of eating is reframed as a process of object becoming subject.