Lecture by the artist Anna Priedola “Food as a medium of art and communication”

Food is one of the most popular topics to be depicted in art, starting from cave paintings to the antiquity, but the use of food to create artworks can still surprise some. Anna Priedola uses food as an art medium, creating data visualizations from different food products and adding the dimensions of odor, smell, and sense to her artworks. In the lecture, the artist introduces her artistic practice and examples from the work of other 20th and 21st-century artists, examining the way in which making and consuming food together as well as re-examining boundaries related to food can challenge viewpoints that don’t fit our current needs, spark a discussion and change attitudes towards different environmental and social problems, such as health, pollution etc. The lecture explores the use of data visualization in art, and at the end of the lecture the participants were invited to work out their own data recipes.

Anna Priedola

New media artist, lecturer at University of Liepāja, Head of Art Research Laboratory

This event is a part of the project educational course. Learn more about the course here.