How to Be Cheerful Though Starving

“No matter what your hunger nor how fiercely your fingers itch for the warmness of the food, the fact that you are not alone makes flavors clearer and a certain philosophic slowness possible.”*

mattaclark food

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Gordon Matta Clark, Food, 1972, 16mm film on video, 43 minutes

Cesare Pietroiusti, Slow Food, 2005, performance in which the artist and 4 others were involved in an eating competition where they had to eat a 250 gram pizza as slowly as possible

*Fisher, MFK. How to Eat A Wolf. (North Point Press: New York, 1988), p 80

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