Sunday, April 28th
$5 admission, FREE for MOCA members
This workshop will lead participants through the process of producing hormone hacking foods, starting with a workshop using citizen science to detect and extract hormone-mimicking compounds (endocrine disruptors), followed by a hands-on molecular gastronomy cooking class using the foods and water we tested. This workshop requires no prior scientific or cooking experience and is open to anyone interested in how politics, industrial agriculture, and body-autonomy intersect.
Photo credit: Epicurean Endocrinology
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Epicurean Endocrinology is a collaboration between Liz Flyntz and Byron Rich. Epicurean Endocrinology explores the effects of food on hormones, and hormones on food. Concerned with how food is gendered and how it is sexed, they use food and vernacular cooking to examine the intersections of food production, endocrine disruptors, corporate/institutional influence, and cultural ideology as they relate to biopolitics. By framing careful examination of the ways in which food affects hormone production and use in human bodies through the communal and culturally resonant act of cooking and consumption, Epicurean Endocrinology brings awareness to the ways in which endocrine disruptors permeate food through biological processes and by industrial agricultural externalities.
The workshop Epicurean Endocrinology: Down Home Molecular Gastronomy is presented as part of the exhibition GROPING in the DARK, curated by Alex Young.