Ziggurat of Flavour
A pyramidal art installation containing a cloud of breathable fruit - Big Chill Festival, August 2010
ZIGGURAT OF FLAVOUR
BIG CHILL FESTIVAL, August 2010
The Ziggurat of Flavour was a pyramidal art installation containing a cloud of breathable fruit where visitors contributed to their five-a-day by breathing. After negotiating a vertical labyrinth of vaporized Fairtrade fruit, visitors emerged onto a grand slide at the top of the structure. The Ziggurat of Flavour drew inspiration from 18th Century Cuccagna monuments. These formed the centerpieces for the most spectacular public celebrations in history.
They were vast architectural structures made of food based on the peasant tale of the Land of Cockaigne; a mythical place with mountains of cheese, rainstorms of cake and where all wildlife was pre-cooked and waiting to be eaten.
A video made by Vice documenting the project can be viewed here.
Poster by Emma Rios. Photography by Ann Charlott Ommedal and Matt Farrow.