The complicated infrastructure of large-scale, globally connected food systems irreversibly impacts bodies, tummies, animals, oceans, and ultimately climate. At the same time more extreme weather, including droughts and floods, impacts people across the globe. It makes ‘food’ one of the most pressing topics of our time. There are many different points of entry into this topic: as a farmer, consumer, scientist, nutritionist, designer, cook, business person, policy maker, etc. We all have agency when we make decisions about what we eat, and these decisions inevitably add up to become collective power. Creative people, like artists and designers, have a special contribution to make as they have the capacity to re-think and sometimes radically re-shape some of our food systems and customs: whether that means what we eat, how we eat it, or how it travels to our plate. Think speculative foodfutures, (experiential) food design, playing with the senses or in mending our relationship to land and animals. The Van Eyck Food Art Film festival On Tour in Xiamen, gives a small insight into this tasty world of wonder, connecting China and the Netherlands through art and food.
Opening: 15:00 pm, Nov. 3rd, 2018
Duration: Nov. 3rd, 2018 – Dec. 2nd, 2018
Hosting Organizations: Consulate-general of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Guangzhou, Xiamen Lucitopia Culture Co., Ltd.
Co-Host Organizations: C-PLATFORM | CN, Jan van Eyck Academie | NL
Curators: CHEN Wei｜Yasmine Ostendorf｜ZHONG Zheming
Partners: Gemeente Maastricht, Slow Food Limburg, CNME, Lumière Cinema, Chinese European Art Center | CEAC, Xiamen International Design Week, Xiamen University Art College Digital Media Art Department, Shapowei Art Zone, at Café, Hotel WIND, Rushi Hotel
Media Supporters: Artron.net, Beijing Youth Weekly, NetEase Xiamen, Sina Xiamen, Sohu, Strait Herald
Screening Artists: Ben Hagari, Chloe Rutzerveld, De Onkruidenier (Jonmar van Vlijmen & Ronald Boer), Grzegorz Szczepaniak, Jessica Segall, Koen Vanmechelen, Kristof Vranken, Marjan van Aubel, Orla Barry, Paul Scheufler, Vera Anna Bachrach, Stefani Bardin, Sky Hive Solar (Robin van Hontem), Yuen Hsieh、Rain Wu、Shikai Tseng、Chung Ho Tsai
more information; www.c-platform.org