Welcome Wagon Presents Nibble-Free Chocolate Breast
Yesterday, the U.K.'s Guardian newspaper and Observer magazine launched their very own food blog, Word of Mouth. To welcome them to the blogosphere, we present them with a chocolate breast, made by their British compatriot, Prudence Emma Staite, a contemporary artist that "works primarily with food substances" and runs the Food is Art website.
She believes that food itself is art and that art should be interactive...Thus eating becomes performative, but also problematic. The desirability of the encounter Prudence contructs for viewers is questionable: who is watching? Who else has touched, tasted or nibbled?
To the writers of Word of Mouth, we hope you have many opportunities to have truly "performative" eating experiences that are never "problematic." Don't worry, this is a virgin chocolate breast. It's never been touched, tasted or nibbled.