Asian Futurism Dinner is a tailored-made dining experience that brings you to Asia in 2068. The exquisite 3 course dinner will be presented by two Taiwanese artists – Kuang-Yi Ku and Pei-Ying Lin. Follow the artists’ instructions, you will have a taste of futuristic Asia including re-innovated traditional Chinese medicine and imaginative viruses.
Can we start to see the connotation of viruses differently, especially those that causes infectious diseases? How can we find the answers for the conflict between the value of traditional Chinese medical culture and the contemporary thinkings of environmental conservation? The artists invite you to travel into the future, take a bite and question about cultural myths and human-virus encounter.
Starter – “Yi Xing Bu Xing” Tiger Penis Appetizer Drink
A re-innovated Chinese medicine hybridized by traditional medicine and Western biotechnologie. The appetizer drink is custom-made for each ‘patient’ based on personal prescriptions. Take a sip and ponder on the myth of tiger penis consumption for male virility enhancement and futuristic hybrid traditional Chinese medicine.
Main Course/ Dessert – Virophilia Viral Cuisines
Virophilia is a futuristic recipe incorporating the positive usage of virus into your daily life. The viral cuisines are fermented, cooked, and manipulated with viruses. Explore the possibilities of human-virus encounter in the realm of culture. Asian Futurism Dinner is designed for you to investigate the possibilities of human / nature/ culture encounters through facilitation of fictional food and performances to build up new discourse and sensible understandings. Take a bite, and enjoy the unique Asian Futurism dining experience.
- The 3 course Asian Futurism Dinner is 28 euro/ per person
- Book your table via the red button below.Sat 13 Oct 6PM
- The dishes presented in Asian Futurism Dinner are fictional food and medication. No endangered animals or fatal viruses are used in the dining experience.
- The dishes contain dairy and meat product
- Allergies? Please ask us.
About the Artists
Kuang-Yi Ku (Taiwanese) is a practicing dentist, a bio-artist and a social designer based in the Netherlands. He graduated with triple master degrees including social design from Design Academy Eindhoven, dentistry from National Yang-Ming University and communication design from Shih Chien University.
Kuang-Yi Ku co-founded TW BioArt (Taiwan bioart community) to stimulate the fields of BioArt and Science+Art in Taiwan. He has won the 1st prize of Taipei Digital Art Awards in 2015 with “The Fellatio Modification Project”, where he involves body modification, gender studies, queer theories, and dentistry all together. His work often deals with human body, sexuality, interspecies interaction and medical technology, aiming to investigate the relationships among technology, individual and environment.
Pei-Ying Lin is a Netherlands-based Taiwanese artist / designer in residency at Mediamatic, Waag Society, Vrij Universities, and PuntWG. She has an MA degree in design interactions from Royal College of Art, and a BSc in life science from National Tsing Hua University.
Pei-Ying Lin’s works focus on the combination of science and human society through artistic methods. She is particularly interested in building a common discussion ground for different cultural perspectives. Recently she is focusing on manipulating the boundary of invisible/visible and living/non-living.
She has won the Honorary Mention in Hybrid Arts Category of Ars Electronica 2015, Professional Runner Up in Speculative Concepts of Core 77 Awards 2015, BioArt and Design Award 2016, she was the first group of Taiwanese artists of residence in the program of Accelerate@CERN. Her project PSX Consultancy is a permanent collection of Museum of Architecture and Design, Slovenia.
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