For whenever you’re too hungry but can’t or shouldn’t eat… don’t go for a Special K thingy.. just visualize Per Johansen’s Mæt series, your brain is more powerful than your stomach, remember that!
Danish photographer Per Johansen showed part of his consumerism-critic series @ last Saturday’s Circulation(s) festival. “Reminiscent of 1970s social criticism and ideological points – to deconstruct the system”, “MÆT” consists of reproductions of meat, vegetables, pasta and other foods which are claustrophobically placed in various synthetic plastic containers. Organic inside artificial.
So fresh veggies that you may salivate if staring at them and may even remind you to Dutch still life painters, where soft light and shadows were crucial to the mood of the subject… and to make the food extremely tempting. Because these series are aesthetically beautiful, harmonious, like sausage, chicken & fish, but keep staring.. they’re scary & decadent.. and will provoke disgust & repulsion, like any other excess.
Naaaaa, there’s no excess of food in our society, never! I just got addicted to the white kinder bueno… but who cares! Ferrero don’t for sure. More photos & his previous works on his page.