FOOD AND FOOTAGE x Berliner Gazette // Rebooting Leftover Planet!

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A special edition of FOOD AND FOOTAGE in collaboration with Berliner Gazette & Nowhere Kitchen.

ZK/U BerlinSiemensstr. 27, 10551, Berlin, Germany

20 years ago the Internet landscape looked completely different: back then, when Berlin was still one big construction site, we used Yahoo!, got hooked on eBay, and wondered about those strange things called Weblogs. It was in 1999 that the Berliner Gazette sent out its first newsletter, laying the foundation for continuing work with its online publication, renowned international conferences, and many other formats. At this special edition of SPEISEKINO, the Berliner Gazette wants to celebrate the past 20 years, bringing together three events in one night: a cooking performance, a multimedia symphony, and a gala!

The polar regions are at the forefront of climate crisis effects. During a residency in the Arctic, artist and researcher Kat Austen conducted interviews, collected video images and audio recordings, using specially developed instruments. The outcome of this endeavor is The Matter of the Soul – a musical and sono-sculptural work exploring human empathy with the process of dispersal in the Arctic. Austen will perform one movement of The Matter of the Soul | Symphony using these instruments.

We cook, we have leftovers and too often we don't use them. This is a huge factor in the climate crisis that is often overlooked. The choreographer, dancer and world-renowned leftover artist Pepe Dayaw from the Philippines tackles this problem: he creates wonderful meals with the stuff that sits at the back of your fridge. For his performance Bibimbap-Badubap Pepe will cook a Bibimbap - a Korean rice dish. The term “bibim” means mixing various ingredients, while the “bap” noun refers to rice. Preparing a bibimbap is a collective endeavor and it involves a lot of chopping. Pepe will create this delicious meal with the help of the audience. And: He will amplify the chopping sounds and remix them into a jazz concert while cooking!Entrance to the film is free as usual. Performance starts at 6:30 p.m., food from 7.30 p.m., film and symphony from 8.30 p.m. A meal costs €10. Please reserve your plate until the evening before by sending an email to speisekino(at)zku-berlin.org.

This SPEISEKINO SPEZIAL is the closing event of the three-day conference MORE WORLD, which addresses the following question: How can we cooperate across borders to tackle climate change?