9.22.2022

12:00—18:00

Events

LIMBÓ: In Search of Lost Taste (Individual meetings with the artist)

Welcome to In Search of Lost Taste, event series by Marina Marques, and the launch of Limbó, the Living Art Museum’s new experiment space!

In Search of Lost Taste is the research process of the CookBook of Lost Taste, a recipe book designed for people who have lost their sense of taste: a phenomenon called Ageusia, one of the most common symptoms as a result of the COVID-19 infection but also common for patients undergoing chemotherapy and following neurological injuries or accidents. 

The intention of this cookbook would be to support people who no longer enjoy eating by composing synaesthetic recipe compositions, encouraging and focusing on the stimulation of food through the other senses. The recipes are going to be created by chefs who personally dealt with Ageusia themselves and with a photographer who specializes in the relationship between food, photography, and eating disorders. By exploring synaesthetic possibilities through a discussion with researchers in neuroscience and taste, cross-disciplinary research is being conducted with the aim of restoring sensory pleasure to the process of having a meal.  

On the opening night, a work in progress of the CookBook will be presented in Limbo, together with a presentation talk that you'll be invited to participate in, having the possibility to discover more about your own individual level of taste perception. On the 23rd of October however, visitors will have the possibility to have a private conversation with the artist, ask any additional questions, or share their own stories about dealing with Ageusia. Those interested are invited to reserve individual time slots between 12:00 and 18:00 by writing an e-mail to marinamarques22@gmail.com 

MARINA MARQUES was born in Natal, northeastern Brazil, and raised in Italy. She is based in photography, visual arts, and curatorial practices between Venice, England, and Iceland; she is currently working as a cultural mediator at the Venice Art Biennale and as a freelance curator. In her transdisciplinary practice, she likes to curate projects, concepts, and desires in the tensions between materiality and intangibility, invisibility, and sensuality, exploring the performative potential of the minor senses in the visual arts.

After her most recent multisensory editorial project YKMUNS, curated within a multidisciplinary context, about the loss of sense of smell, donated to the Living Art Museum collection, she recently won the Rannis Innovation Student's Fund in Iceland curating her new project: a Cookbook with recipes for subjects who lost their sense of taste, in collaboration with chefs, photographers, and neuroscientists.

LIMBÓ is a platform for artists, curators, and others working in the field of contemporary visual art. With an emphasis on processual work and experiments, Limbó is conceived as an evolving platform for works in progress, performances, installations, discursive events, public readings, research presentations, and various short-term projects seeking public encounters.

Welcome to In Search of Lost Taste, event series by Marina Marques, and the launch of Limbó, the Living Art Museum’s new experiment space!

In Search of Lost Taste is the research process of the CookBook of Lost Taste, a recipe book designed for people who have lost their sense of taste: a phenomenon called Ageusia, one of the most common symptoms as a result of the COVID-19 infection but also common for patients undergoing chemotherapy and following neurological injuries or accidents. 

The intention of this cookbook would be to support people who no longer enjoy eating by composing synaesthetic recipe compositions, encouraging and focusing on the stimulation of food through the other senses. The recipes are going to be created by chefs who personally dealt with Ageusia themselves and with a photographer who specializes in the relationship between food, photography, and eating disorders. By exploring synaesthetic possibilities through a discussion with researchers in neuroscience and taste, cross-disciplinary research is being conducted with the aim of restoring sensory pleasure to the process of having a meal.  

On the opening night, a work in progress of the CookBook will be presented in Limbo, together with a presentation talk that you'll be invited to participate in, having the possibility to discover more about your own individual level of taste perception. On the 23rd of October however, visitors will have the possibility to have a private conversation with the artist, ask any additional questions, or share their own stories about dealing with Ageusia. Those interested are invited to reserve individual time slots between 12:00 and 18:00 by writing an e-mail to marinamarques22@gmail.com 

MARINA MARQUES was born in Natal, northeastern Brazil, and raised in Italy. She is based in photography, visual arts, and curatorial practices between Venice, England, and Iceland; she is currently working as a cultural mediator at the Venice Art Biennale and as a freelance curator. In her transdisciplinary practice, she likes to curate projects, concepts, and desires in the tensions between materiality and intangibility, invisibility, and sensuality, exploring the performative potential of the minor senses in the visual arts.

After her most recent multisensory editorial project YKMUNS, curated within a multidisciplinary context, about the loss of sense of smell, donated to the Living Art Museum collection, she recently won the Rannis Innovation Student's Fund in Iceland curating her new project: a Cookbook with recipes for subjects who lost their sense of taste, in collaboration with chefs, photographers, and neuroscientists.

LIMBÓ is a platform for artists, curators, and others working in the field of contemporary visual art. With an emphasis on processual work and experiments, Limbó is conceived as an evolving platform for works in progress, performances, installations, discursive events, public readings, research presentations, and various short-term projects seeking public encounters.