Das Auge Isst Mit and so Does the Brain, a lecture performance by Lisa Jugert

On November 13, 2015, as part of the Women's Center for Creative Work's Parlor at the Armory Residency at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, Studio Cooking hosted a lecture performance by Lisa Jugert called Das Auge Isst Mit and so Does the Brain. Based on personal anecdotes and the struggle to eat while working in unfamiliar places, Jugert presented a food focused still life photo-shoot performance and meal-event. The lecture provided insight into Jugert’s working process, personal history, and reflections on the aesthetics and politics of eating. The selected ingredients and recipes were inspired by Jugert's eating preferences while working at her Chinatown art studio as well as her interest in culturally diverse eating habits and each ingredient's visual qualities. Participants were served 6 courses, which they ate while Jugert described the cultural, personal, and political significance of each course and photographed each item with a 4 x 5 camera.

Jugert served: freestyle rice rolls, duckling eggs (balut) with dipping sauce, tostadas with toppings, Che Thai, boba Thai tea, and durian.

More images coming soon.