[ CHEW, 2011 ]

TERMITES, TAKE OUT MENUS, CUSTOM AUDIO

Chew is a short video made in collaboration between myself, Marlena Novak, and Jay Alan Yim in response to the theme of “Plat du Jour.” Having enjoyed buying and preparing fresh local foods for many years, we were pleased to see the slow food and locavore movements finally evolving in U.S. Cities, such as Chicago. This development has allowed us to posit a more playful perspective in our Plat du Jour piece titled Chew while repurposing American food propaganda from the 1950′s. After all, food and eating are central to all societies, including termites.

Sound design and termite mandibular percussion samples wrangled by Jay Alan Yim.
Original termite sounds recorded by Brittany Ransom.
Video editing and Text by Marlena Novak.

This piece was made for the Sixth Edition Streaming Festival and can be viewed here:

http://www.streamingfestival.com/program/plat_du_jour.php

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