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Desire – Denial- Deprivation

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Food at its best, is deeply sensual. It unleashes an explosion of desires. Like sex it is deeply encoded into our evolutionary DNA. It is livelihood, mega industry, identity, culture, economics, policy, politics, violence, deforestation, religion and the craving for happiness. It is ubiquitous to our lives.

I am interested in exploring the idea of a voluntary denial of food (for example fasting) as well as the involuntary deprivation (example starvation) caused by its absence or a lack of access to it.

Apart from this, I am also exploring ideas of how food has conceptually been thought in anthropology and philosophy.

Through photos and videos I am documenting multiple food-scapes for this residency, which govern food including farms, markets, shops/ stalls and food courts.

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