The Desert inside my Body
Food’s effect on the body is not only physical or nutritional but emotional as well. I am exploring the experience of emotional eating and people’s understanding of their relationship with food. I am interested in the stories of individuals where food has fed emotions and insecurities and where food is used as a tool that defines the shape and size of the body.
This project started as an attempt to understand the urban food chain and the ecosystems behind it. What came forth was the disconnect between soil and bodies, where seeds grow in isolation from the soil and our bodies are eating products. My research has grown to investigate the disconnects within the ecosystem, through the parts within ourselves and inside our bodies.