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NEOZOON: Love goes through the stomach

Dortmunder U | Ebene 3

In the series HMKV Video of the Month, HMKV presents current video works by international artists for the duration of one month each. In November we are presenting the video „Love goes through the stomach“ by NEOZOON.

Love goes through the stomach
Video, 2017, 14:53 Min.


In their latest video, NEOZOON are serving us a selection of finest #foodporn. Love goes through the stomach (literal English translation of the German proverb “Thewaytoaman'sheartisthroughhisstomach“) is a found footage film about food, more precisely: about our relationship to food products as well as tot he animals whose milk we drink and whose meat we eat. The film collage provides disturbing insights into the behavior of an affluent Western society who does not care about the origin and the production conditions of our food products. The video begins with a soft whispering voice in the style of ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response). Then we see people who are presenting meat products they have just bought, and who are mostly wrapped in plastic. We also see people who film themselves while they are eating. This trend that originated in South Korea, is called „Mukbang“: “people who stare at people who eat”, this is how the daily newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung recently defined it. NEOZOON’s video is both humorous and bitterly true, pointing to the destructive aspects of global consumer behavior. Such a love for food goes literally through the stomach, sometimes seriously affecting it.


NEOZOON is a female art collective founded 2009 in Berlin and Paris. Their artistic mediums range from collage to installation and film. Recycling found footage is a recurring element. Recent screenings & exhibitions: 2017 Emerging Artists, Goethe-Institut, Toronto; 2017 The Hobbyist, Fotomuseum Winterthur; 2016 Unter Waffen. Fire and Forget 2, MAK, Frankfurt am Main; 2016 Animal Lovers, NGBK, Berlin.