AS PART OF WINTERWILD FESTIVAL
Bugs Bunny. Jiminy Cricket. The Beatles. Y2k. Part-performance lecture, part-intervention, part-lunch – Contentious Buffet is an experimental community hall buffet investigating food neophobia, bugs in popular culture and low carbon alternatives to food consumption.
For WinterWild Festival, this event brought together local Otways producers alongside some of Melbourne’s most experimental artists, food designers and thinkers, to get you thinking about how it was that Apollo Bay’s famous rock lobster shifted from being a ‘sea cockroach’ into one of the world’s most expensive and sought after delicacies.
Fusing APHIDS’ future-focused politics with Long Prawn’s divergent food thinking, the result is an unpredictable and invigorating afternoon of performance, participation and surprising bug-snacks.
For WinterWild Festival, each ticket included:
A special door prize
Tea, snacks and a hot lunch by Furrmien
It’s not a bug, it’s a feature performance lecture by Catherine Ryan
A multi-anthropod video assemblage by Sarah Aiken
Food Muses, Neophobia & Entomophagy presentation by Quiggi
Cooking prawns of the sky workshop by Long Prawn
Fly Away with Contentious Buffet take home pack
++ Bonus community talent & produce
Tune in below or listen on Spotify here for a fresh selection of buggy tunes curated by APHIDS: