During the week-long festival “Art+Food+Next Generation,” children and youth participated in creative workshops and imagined their futures through art and food.
Zane Cerpina and Stahl Stenslie led a workshop where children and youth created fantastic future visions in the form of pizzas. In the first part of the workshop, using the AI program Midjorney, participants visualized what pizzas might look like in the near and distant future. Later, with artists and local chefs, the young participants turned their visions into real pizzas. At the end of the day, everyone had a chance to taste their fantastic creations.
During the workshop day and throughout the week, Ance Dālmane, a student of the Latvian Academy of Art, experimented with 3D food printers called Foodini. This was a unique opportunity for workshop participants to get acquainted with and experiment with the latest technologies in the culinary industry. At the end of the workshop, participants and guests had the opportunity to taste the printed food.
The Anthropocene Kitchen is an artistic research project consisting of artists Stahl Stenslie (Norway) and Zane Cerpina (Latvia/Norway). They investigate the most innovative and speculative ideas about new foods within the field of arts, design, science & technology. The project rethinks our eating traditions, challenges food taboos, and proposes new recipes for survival in times of dark-ecological catastrophes. This takes the form of public food experiments, cooking performances, and discussion evenings. From Ant(i)pasti to meal-in-a-pill and cooking the last dragon on the earth, Anthropocene Kitchen is a hands-on investigation of future cuisine.