Sustainable Obesity

WORK IN PROGRESS

This art series explore the links between the obesity epidemic, the industrialization of our food chain, the agriculture biotechnology and its impact to our environment.

“The Fast Supper”

title: “The Fast Supper”
running time: 3:00
2011
HD video, single channel, color sound

Remixing Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper”, the video depicts Jesus Christ consuming a variety of processed food including “JFC”, “Crucifries”, “Super Big Guts Soda” and “Holey Grail Donuts” until he explodes in an obesity-inspired rapture.

With Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana- O Fortuna” as background music.

“Fat Free Nirvana”

title: “Fat Free Nirvana”
running time: 3:00
2011
HD video, single channel, color sound

Based on Siddhārtha Gautama Buddha’s story of achieving enlightenment through extreme fasting, “Fat Free Nirvana” portrays a Chinese Laughing Buddha trying to lose weight while consuming healthy vegetables. In the beginning the diet shows results, however, after eating the following genetically modified vegetables and fruits- “Flavr Savr Tomato”, “BT Corn”, “Botox Apple”, “Killer Strawberries” and “Roundup Ready Soybean”, he feels very ill and starts vomiting until he reaches the fat-free nirvana.

With Giuseppe Verdi’s “Requiem- Dies Irae” as background music.

RESOURCES:

Obesity:

Genetically Modified Organisms:

Food Industry: