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What's Eating Reality?
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What's Eating Reality?

Thu, 07 May 20, 18:00 - Sun, 10 May 20, 20:00
Duke Studios, 3 Sheaf St, Leeds LS10 1HD, UK
Last entry: 18:4013+. Over 18s ID required to buy from bar

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What's Eating Reality?

Digital artist Maya Chowdhry invites you to a dinner party with a difference.

Be inspired by a delicious menu of seasonal, local and reclaimed food, expertly created by artist and chef Helen Russell Brown. Watch as the dining table comes alive with moving images of food production and commentaries from local food activists.

What’s Eating Reality? is an augmented feast, in which host and maitre’d Maya orchestrates dinner using performance and projection mapping to gently immerse you into a new reality - one in which the food you love may be in short supply.

A score of sonic seasoning has been composed by Caro C, who will perform live.

We live in a critical time for food, full of challenges. British households throw away 4.4 million tonnes of edible food a year. Thankfully, innovative growers have come up with solutions such as using discarded coffee grounds to grow mushrooms and dairies are powering homes with what would otherwise be wasted whey.

This piece has been carefully curated to help you digest the journey your food has taken, from seed to plate through the lens of global food justice.

“This piece shows a reality people might not be aware of; I’m hoping it will awaken empathy so that audiences can make better informed decisions.” - Maya Chowdhry

A joint commission by L20 and Compass Live Art. Supported by The University of Leeds’ Cultural Institute

Originally commissioned by Diverse Actions through Arts Council England and Lancaster Arts. Supported by a residency with Compass Festival in 2017, Eclipse through the Slate Play Pot 2018. Additional funding from Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust.

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We will be able to cater for vegetarians, vegans and gluten intolerances, but please make your intolerance known to us when booking. Due to the nature of the piece we regret we will not be able to cater to any other special diets or offer substitute food and/or drink for items provided as part of this event.

Event Details

The event lasts 2 hours.

Doors will open 20 minutes before the start time and we will not be able to accomodate late comers

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