Devised by curator and writer, Laura Mansfield, FEAST is a series of publications that explore our relationship with food as a social event, a marker of identity, a product of history and a commodity for trade.
To date, three printed editions of publication have been produced: one edition each year for three years, taking the themes of Indulgence, Digestion and Waste. The printed editions have traced a journey through the body, drawing upon the different and varied associations each stage of consumption entails. Having worked its way through the body FEAST has developed into an online publication. The online content thematically investigates the theme Setting the Table.
The publications combine articles on contemporary arts practices with recipes, food histories and literary narratives in an eclectic mix that serves to explore, highlight and question the varied roles food and its associated practices hold within our everyday.
Based on old imperial-sized cook books, the design of the printed publications draws reference from ‘Mrs Beeton's Cookery’: awkward but equally elegant justified text complimented by a chunky sans serif.