38° of Separation

38 Degrees of Separation

A video installation that examines the relationship between technology and consumption through the lens of the refrigerator. A now ubiquitous appliance, the intention has altered the methods by which people purchase, store and ultimately consume the food they eat since it generates a reliance on packaged and frozen meals. European refrigerators are often a third to one half the size of American refrigerators, reflecting a practice of purchasing perishable items over preservative laden ones. This piece looks at the ways in which people navigate their gastronomic landscape in a culture where individuals spend more time and money on what goes on their bodies (technological gadgets, clothes) rather than in their bodies.

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