the serpent that ate it’s tail
- Hannah Edwards
‘The serpent that ate its own tail’. Under this title the photographer Catherine Losing photographed the work staged by food stylist Iain Graham. Grotesque and mesmerizing images. We are overpowered by an almost childlike curiosity pushing us to discuss the observed system. In addition, the images remind us strongly of a an experiment set-up from a physics class in school. Playing with the fact that some foods can create their electricity, each of these still life installations is designed to (theoretically) produce and conduct own electricity. Ideas as the octopus clutching with one tentacle to a blade of an electric carving knife suddenly come alive. Seeing closed bizarre systems of otherness the sentence: ‘Stop playing with your food!’, should read: ‘Start playing with your food!’.