CHIPS & CHEATS
- DIPLOMA PROJECT MA
- TRENDS & IDENTITY
- ZURICH UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS
Chips & Cheats explores the reciprocal relationship between food and gender and asks what influence the parameter of gender has on the way we eat what, where, when and with whom. The result is a six-piece cutlery set that takes an ironic and critical look at culturally and socially determined eating habits, spaces for action and legitimised behaviour in connection with the consumption of chips with fingers and hands.
Gender-specific expectations and the incorporated cultural grammar are exaggerated by the tools: on the one hand, the volume of the smacking noises is maximised, chewing processes are magnified as if with a magnifying glass and the opening of the mouth is provoked. On the other hand, the consumption of crisps is hidden, trivialised and decontextualised.
Photos: Dominic Steigmeier