Cure Café

November 27, 2015 — November 28, 2015

Today food is no longer expected to only facilitate the necessity of survival, but instead fulfill any number of human expectations –our immediate impulses, our emotional desires, our personal fetishes and a hopeful antidote to our stressful, unhealthy ‘lifestyles’.

Through a series of workshops with SulSolSal (NL/BR/ZA) and William Speakman (CH), students of the Sandberg Cure Master program investigate new possibilities within food, nutrition and our cultures of health. Within this intersection of disciplines, critical issues and divergent perspectives on food and treatment are considered.The outcomes of this research –a symbiosis of performance, installation & lecture – form the program of 'Cure Café'. This temporary Café is installed at De PUNT project space in Amsterdam East.

Read more about the projects at Cure Café

Cure Café opens on Friday 27 Nov at 6pm, and continues on Saturday 28 November with performances and lectures.

De PUNT – Frans de Wollantstraat 84, 1018SC Amsterdam

Fri 27th: Opening at 6pm
Sat 28th: 10am–6pm

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Friday, 27 November

6 pm Opening Cure Cafe, see all the student’s works
Egon Hanfstingl serves the Paris version of the Blissful Peace Soup
8 pm "You better come on in my kitchen, 'cause it's going to be raining outdoors" by Eva Pyrnokoki (by invitation only)

Saturday, 28 November

Cure Cafe serves:
11.30 am: lecture by Vera Hofmann about 'the nutritionist- a short but comprehensive overview on the current food and nutrition recommendations discourse'
1 pm: lecture by SulSolSal about 'new possibilities within food, nutrition and our culture or health'
2.30 pm: lecture by Job Koelewijn about 'food for thought'

And continuous (Friday 5 - 10 pm, Saturday 10 am – 6 pm)

- Lunchbox Video by Linda Beumer & Cathalijne Smulders & Naomi Tattum & Hallie Abelman
- Muk-bang performance by Alexander Gustafsson
- Rituals about the nettle by Silvan Avenue
- Face pasta by Nieke Koek
- Empathy shots by Brenda de Vries
- Layout and coordination by Olly Glaudemans
- Closing dinner: Installation made of food symbolizing closure made by Emily IJzerman