Editability This body of work looks at the question of edibility. The definition of edible is: "fit to be eaten as food." Food is defined as: "any nourishing substance that is eaten, drunk, or otherwise taken into the body to sustain life, provide energy, promote growth, etc." Is everything labeled food really edible? There are parts of our food that we do not eat, but throw away or compost. After a certain point in time, food is no longer edible and becomes non-food. Some food isn't edible until it has been altered. Amongst all of this change and inconsistency our industrial food system, like much in American life, substitutes healthy elements of our food with less healthy elements. Some contemporary foods are harmful to us, neither sustaining life, providing energy or promoting growth. Some ingredients, in any other situation, would not be considered edible. Although the industrial food system strives to create food that will not rot, it ends up that the food that can rot is what provides us the most nutrients and sustains us best. Other than breathing air, eating food is the most interaction we have with the natural world and its processes. Edibility is a key issue as to the survival of humans during the Anthropocene Epoch.
Reverie Cafe and Bar provides healthy, tasty and nutritious food. Support these types of restaurants, cook this kind of food at home. Your body and the planet will be happier for it.
There is no formal opening for this exhibit, but I will be at Reverie on June 22 and July 25 between 5 – 8pm, if you have questions, would like to talk with me, etc.