In the modern consumer society, food has become a microcosm of the complex attitudes and values, where the link between food, emotions and meaning(lessness) proves to be inevitable and mutually conditioned. Certain emotions and emotional states (anger, anxiety, panic, joy ...) prevent or block the feeling of hunger, other (stress, fear, depression ...) act as triggers where unmet needs are being substituted with food that makes individual feel "fulfilled", while any eating disorder is in its core frustratingly inseparable from the question of socially imposed, ideal psycho-physical body and the lifestyle related to it.
By demystifying of individual emotional self, and formal and conceptual articulation of what can or can not be digested from the personal as well as social point of view, exhibition IScream actualize question of 'eaten' wishes, needs and fears, and raise questions such us: what is eating us, what are we hungry for, while imposing inevitable doubt whether the feeling of "fullness" is attainable at all, or we are perpetually seeking escapism in metaphorical treats - nicely packed, appealing products with no nutritional value?
Authors: Marina Marković, Slavica Obradović, Mar Cuervo, Tijana Radenković, Tatjana Radičević, Milica Prelić, Marijana Ćurčić
February 2017 @U10 gallery, Belgrade