Meet The Beast, grab a s’more and watch films that explore the ineffable quality of foods. This week’s film is about BARBECUE.
A series of film screenings hosted by LiveBox will explore the topic of food beyond sustenance, a topic in literature and art since the gastronomic orgies of Ancient Rome.
More recently the moving image has brought us treats of seduction, nostalgia, and excess: Think Ratatouille and Anton’s Ego’s sublime reaction to his childhood meal, or the spaghetti scene in Lady and the Tramp, the big kahuna burger in Pulp Fiction, coffee and cherry pie in Twin Peaks, the prison cooking scene in Goodfellas, Albert Finny sharing a tavern meal in Tom Jones, 50 eggs in Cool Hand Luke, or nearly every scene of Chocolat, Julie & Julia, Marie Antoinette, or Warhol’s film Eat.
THE FOLLOWING ARTISTS HAVE TAKEN A STAB AT THE TOPIC, PROVIDING VISUAL DELIGHTS AND A BIT OF FUN TO A UNIVERSAL TOPIC:
Center For Genomic Gastronomy . Celeste Fichter . Dave Green . Hugo de Kok & Kay van Vree . David Lachman . Peter Millard . Jungmin Son . Jeff Warmout