1 December 2018

A mouth for a stew second dinner

residency Sabrina Chou and Micha Zweifel

Still from Bob’s Burgers, “An Indecent Thanksgiving Proposal,” Season 3 Episode 5, Directed by Tyree Dillihay, Written by Lizzie Molyneux and Wendy Molyneux, 20th Television, November 18, 2012.

You are invited to join us for the second dinner at Kunsthuis SYB on Saturday, 1st of December, 2018 at 18:00. 

We will be in the company of writer and educator Vivian Sky Rehberg and  urban forester Bernd Krauss, who will join us in preparing the meal we will share together. While we eat and drink, we will consider the following: What is the metabolic relation that we enter as foresters, writers, and artists with our surrounding world? How do we shape our practices while finding ways to sustain our lives? Places are limited, so please RSVP to amouthforastew@gmail.com or (0)681682349 by the 30th of November to reserve your seat.

Bernd Krauss (Urban Forester): When you’re a carpenter and you need to install a shelf at a customer’s house, you need to go there. But if you have a laptop, you don’t need a shelf. Vivian Sky Rehberg is course director of the Master Fine Art at the Piet Zwart Institute-Willem de Kooning Academy, and a contributing editor of frieze.


As artists we continuously chew on what has already been digested. We repurpose, augment, regorge and attempt the performance of authenticity. We participate in a collective process of cultural digestion and regurgitation, a cannibalistic cycle of consumption and production. If we participate in this metabolic process, whose life are we sustaining? The production of thought and art forms a confusing and unwieldy body of gestures, mouthfuls, and tastes. We reflect on the process of digestion within this intellectual body and our collective material body of intellect. In this cannibalistic process, do we consume our selves? And, how can we sustain our own lives without getting consumed by the struggle to get by as artists? 

During their residency at SYB Sabrina Chou and Micha Zweifel will converse, digest, metabolize, and cook together with guests, texts, objects, conversations, and stews.


Kindly supported by Gemeente Opsterland and Iepen Mienskip Fûns