Cooking in the landscape

paisagensThis is an artistic project of Jorge Rocha which operates on the platform of PALATO. This is a performative action about historical and archaeological sites. A culinary show that takes place in locations with a landscape in the background, addressing issues that place the food of each era in a cross with the eating habits of contemporary society.
In each historic site, an improvised infrastructure is set where the artist, together with researchers of each monument, develops a performative action in a Talk Show format, live cooking broadcast on the Internet, assuming the physical and virtual public as participants in the artistic creation process.
Starting with a menu inspired by the lines between History and Archeology, the unique characteristics of each site are considered, and the Landscape, Heritage and Social Factors are valued. Each session is preceded by a spoken tour to the site, developed in collaboration with the entities responsible for each historic site.
All sessions are broadcast live, resulting in a series of virtual landscapes stored on the PALATO channel, which are the focus of ongoing artistic investigation.
The year 2015 brings the realization of a series of performative actions, culminating in an exhibition where the work will be presented.

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