Neo Futurist Dinners
In the Neo Futurist Dinner series, Mediamatic invites different artists and cooks to present their vision for the food of the future. Along these lines we question the way in which food, art, science and politics intertwine.
The Sin Eaters through the eyes of Hildegard Von Bingen
By Alice Héron and Martin Butler
The Sin Eaters is a culinary experience created by chef and artist Alice Héron and the director Martin Butler. During 9 evenings in February 2022, participants were immersed in the incredible world of Hildegard von Bingen and the act of eating their sins away!
Day 1: Vision
“It is a process, let it happen.”
April 26 2021 marked the first day of our Neo Futurist Dinner test week. In an attempt to structure the days that we spent together we agreed on dedicating each day to one sense. Monday started with vision and whilst tasting the “greenest dish” that Alice created for us, we got lost playing around…
From tricking our senses to the magic of Hildegard von Bingen
As the world slowly but steadily seems to be opening up again, we have been busy preparing one of this year's Neo Futurist Dinner concepts. Artist Martin Butler gathered a team of six people from three countries and different disciplines who joined us at the Biotoop for one week of brainstorming…
Day 2: Touching & Tasting & Hearing
“I caught a nice fish for you.”
Day 2 was about storytelling, mutual trust – and a day at the beach. Pauline and Alice created a little storyline that let our minds travel to the beach, while listening to the sound of the ocean (YouTube) and feeling a gentle sea breeze touching our faces (provided by two fans).
Day 3: Tabula Rasa
“When is it kicking in?”
Day 3 became Day 0. We started from scratch, with a table full of ideas. Five senses, seven deadly sins (plus one if you include sadness), different colours corresponding to our senses and also sins and of course our new team member Hildegard, with all her ideas about how to cure different diseases…