This open call is just in from MFA Alum and recent lecturer in video, David Burns. Fallen Fruit is a collaboration between David Burns, Matias Viegener and Austin Young.
Show us how you eat – right in front of everybody, in a video on YouTube.
Videos uploaded to YouTube by May 31st, 2010, will be considered for selection to be part of the exhibition Fallen Fruit Presents EATLACMA.
We want to see you eat. We want to see you masticate. Chomp, gnaw, nosh, dine, feast, nibble, consume, swallow, ingest, devour, munch, gobble up, pig out, chow down and polish off some food.
Show Us How You Eat is a participatory online video project, and is seeking your own videos of eating. We’re asking people to submit/upload a short single take video of them (or their friends or family) eating – not preparing, cutting, or cooking, but actually eating, chewing and swallowing food. We want to explore the idea that though eating is universal, and images of food appears everywhere, that there are almost no images in art or popular media of people actually eating. This opportunity gives you a chance to be part of an exhibition at LACMA, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, called EATLACMA. Submitted videos will be shown on YouTube and Fallen Fruit will select a few of the videos to be included in the museum as part of a wide-ranging series of exhibitions, installations and events that examine the relationship between food, art, culture and politics.
Does everyone eat the same, or does everyone eat differently? Is eating something that connects us, or is it something that differentiates us? Show us how you eat and tell us what you think.
See their YouTube channel for technical details and to learn more about the submission guidelines.