This is a publication about food in the movies. The book aims to investigate "food-moments" in select films. The food-moments are highlighted by food-images. The film food-images are accompanied by film food footnotes. Footnotes span personal memory, half-baked research, fragmented biography and writings internal to and surrounding the food-moments.
This book of morsels acts as an archive of a series of conversations held by a group of five over the course of a month. We met over mandarins, tea and other meals, gleaning our ingredients and beginning a stew. It was a unique, fragmented approach that we hope will be suggestive, though not definitive in nature. Suggesting ideas, pointing in all directions, appetitive and decidedly un-theoretical. Why should food be theoretical anyway? Would the attempt to make it theoretical be futile? You'd eat your own words.
The films in these pages appear in the following order: Sicilia!; Still Life (Sam Taylor-Wood); Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles; The Gleaners and I; Bicycle Thieves; Still Life (Jia Zhangke); and Earth.
Editor(s): Malia Haines-Stewart, Imani Elizabeth Jackson, Alan Medina
First Edition: 120 copies
Process: 2 Color Risograph, loop-stapled
Dimensions: 5 1/8 x 7 1/2 in.