FOCUS with Emmelie Mijs

Join Witte de With mediator Emmelie Mijs, taking you on a journey of heightened perception with culinary insect bites and focusing in on the work of Anicka Yi.

In a recent interview, it reads that “Yi wants to provoke us but she also wants us to inhale more deeply to experience smells before judging them offensive, and to consider the social role of disgust.” As an exploration into the boundaries of your senses, Emmelie Mijs will serve little insect bites. We will smell them, watch them, and very slowly eat them. What will be the sounds of these insects cracking between your jaws, how will they taste on your tongue, and how will they feel in your throat? After this experience, we will watch Anicka Yi’s film The Flavor Genome.


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