The Drawing Center will commission a new project by Argentinian artist Eduardo Navarro for The Lab. For this project, Navarro will produce a series of edible drawings, entitled Into our cells, which will be drawn with edible ink on edible paper with frames made of bread and sugar glass. In a closing feast, the audience will participate in Navarro’s project by consuming the drawings.
This project stems from Navarro’s interest in quantum physics, specifically the “holographic principle,” which describes how matter is scrambled and not destroyed in a black hole. Into our cells will explore how the consumption of a series of drawings can serve as a new mode of contemplation and create a situation in which our understanding of aesthetics bypasses the primacy of the eye and the visual. Through this commission, Navarro is interested in addressing the following questions: What would happen if one ate a drawing? Could our metabolism truly destroy this image? Would this drawing transform into fat, slowly become energy over time, and translate into action back in the world? Or, would the image become a ghost that inhabits the body like a house?
Organized by Brett Littman, Executive Director.
Image: Eduardo Navarro, Metabolic Drawings, 2016. Edible ink on edible paper, 8 1/4 x 11 3/8 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Galeria Nara Roesler.