Milan-based artist Luca Francesconiwill show solo presentation, Snake, Rice, Food Outlets at London’sJupiter Woods, opening March 11 and running till the end of the month.
The press release is long and it is a mix of narrative and think-piece styles. It talks about big rice sacks at the bottom of supermarket or shop shelves, with snakes, possibly, sitting beneath them waiting while the bags wait for someone to buy them: “They will end up in set meals, or waiting forever in an ‘all-you-can-eat’.”
Francesconi has worked with the idea of the “nightmare of carbohydrates” before in relation to a never-ending food chain (like an “uninterrupted snake”) (see the artist’s Tumblr archive), which he almost draws as being something stuffed, like a colon full of corn.
Snake, Rice, Food Outlets is a part of the current Jupiter Woods programme that explores ideas around care, cultivation and sustainability.
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