Hm, L u s c i o u s !
On Food and its Delicate Ties to the World
Festival SOHO in Ottakring, 4th – June 18th/ 2016
Festival Opening Saturday, June 4, 5 to 12 p.m.
Sunday, June 5, 5 to 9 p.m.
Wednesday, 8 – Sunday, June 12, 5 to 9 p.m.
Wednesday, June 15 – Friday June 17, 5 to 9 p.m.
Saturday, June 18, 5 to 12 p.m.
The Festival takes place in and around the area of the ‘Sandleitenhof’ in Viennas 16th District, Ottakring.
The theme of the festival SOHO in Ottakring 2016 “Hm, Luscious! On Food and its Delicate Ties to the World“ will be a continuation of the thematic focus of SOHO in Ottakring 2015: “On Everyone´s Lips – 1000 Grams of Thoughts and Actions on the Food Network“
‘Nutrition’ and ‘food’ is on everyone’s lips, as essential as it is complex. Food combines tradition and the moment, the personal and the global, the material and the symbolic.
Decisions on issues concerning what we eat are made every day: in thought, while shopping, in a restaurant, on the street, while cooking, when opening the purse or the refrigerator. Every decision on what is eaten and what tastes good or not, stands in a context of ethnic origin, gender, psychology, educational background, social status. And every product available for selection is not only an object, but has its own history and is embedded in a complex referential system. From its creation to sale it goes through many invisible hands and machines, it is often transported through countless landscapes. All that we select relates to the world: to the creatures that are eaten, and to all who brought food from the soil to the plate.
We cannot give enough thought to these processes. Today, the mechanisms and entanglements of the global food network are spun like a huge web, and its complexity is seldom visible. At the same time, the ties of food to the world are very delicate. There is a need to learn more about the food system, to create a political attitude, empathy and concern.
More details on the programme of the festival soon!