PRIVATE VIEW 6.30 - 8.30pm
The exhibition continues until Friday 2 December 2022
This autumn the ACF London welcomes Austrian art duo Honey & Bunny (Sonja Stummerer and Martin Hablesreiter) to present an exhibition exploring food culture and sustainability. As we emerge from a summer of record-breaking temperatures, floods, wild fires and wars threaten the production and distribution of crops, the topics of food and sustainability have never felt so relevant.
Through their performances, installations and films, the duo play with food in order to explore the fundamental ways in which we shape the world every time we eat. There is a growing consensus regarding the negative impacts of our current industrial food system, from irreversible ecological damage to the degradation of labour and the gross inequalities of global distribution. By staging scenarios in which they outrageously ‘unlearn’ the rules of the table, Honey & Bunny question why we eat the way we do, and crack open the provocative possibility that we could, in fact, do it differently.
That is why this exhibition is so important. We can visually encourage and inspire the viewer to engage in a process of self-reflection. The images and videos included in the exhibition challenge us to think about food production and consumption and how this impacts our quality of life and our collective future.
SONJA STUMMERER AND MARTIN HABLESREITER studied architecture in Vienna, London, and Barcelona. After graduation they worked in Tokyo, before founding the transdisciplinary studio honey & bunny in Vienna. Their work is based on social and ecological sustainability. Honey & bunny consider themselves as inbetweeners. They do publications, installations, exhibitions, performances and design.