Micro-Event n° 6 bis /Fast Food

ECObox, Paris, 2003 ; l'Espace Forde, Genève, 2003 ; Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2004 ; Hôtel Reliance, Mains d'Oeuvres, Saint-Ouen, France, 2004 ; Festival des cultures électroniques Japonaises, Café Chéri, Paris, 2004

“A large number of immigrants make up today’s urban society and, often, the cohabitation of persons of different origins engenders problems on a daily basis.
In our society, more and more people eat fast foods of different origins. Indeed, “fast-food” has become indispensable in our everyday lives.
It is in this context that I wish to intervene and to reflect with you. What do we eat and how do we eat it? I invent new fast-food menus, mixing different cultures: Sushi Merguez, Houm-burgers, etc”

quoted from a text written for the “An Evening in the Garden” event at ECObox in 2003

In Sushi Merguez, like a television presenter, I demonstrate how to prepare my own recipe, which links two cultures: merguez sushi. After having prepared my sushi for the audience, I invite them to taste them and to talk about them. This sampling leads to pleasant conversations and sometimes heated exchanges involving questions of taste and culture but also to questioning the reasons behind this kind of artistic action.