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2016, Variables, Installation
Mix Media
An imaginary intertwined of the two biggest nuclear catastrophes ( Cernobyl - Fukishima) is made in this installation.


Resisting the economic embargo through food was one of the initial inspirations for Food of War as a concept. In Ramallah, Palestine, they can get coffee from Star and Bucks, challenging the original company they don't have access to, due to the embargo. Like this case, there are many others in which the brand is recreated so that the inhabitants of the area do not feel cut off from the global scene. It is cultural resistance through food, the genesis of Food of War.


The Socialism of the 21st century is embodied in this piece of the collective by the new Venezuelan constitution. Its flag represents for many the hunger that adds to the country. With immigrants' teeth replacing the stars of the original seven states plus the spirit of Bolivar (removed here), this constitution is stained by the destructiveness of oil riches, a black texture that is almost in mourning for what may have been and it wasn't.

The origin of Hummus is not entirely certain but it is supposed to come from some place in the Arab region. Israel, as a nation, has it as National Dish, which seems to offend many Arabs. For Israelis it is more a main course, unlike for Lebanese, for whom it is a side dish or a starter. The differences lay on the amount of Tahini, the inclusion of ingredients as varied as yoghurt, butter, garlic, and of course, the time of the day when is eaten.
The Israeli made a Guinness Record for the biggest hummus ever served but a year after, in 2010, the Lebanese took it back by making a dish more than double in size which was over 10 tons. Israeli have managed to market the Hummus abroad very well, specially in the US market while Lebanese are attempting to give the Hummus an status of a Geographically Protected product.
Who will succeed? Who would loose? The winners write history and whoever succumbs in battle will be forgotten, dethroned, stripped of its legacy. In there, lays the importance of Hummus as a trophy. A popular tradition that covers a larger territory and by acknowledging it as from one side, the other side would kneel down to the "rightful owners" every time they taste it.


( Spanish version)
Live version  03/03/17
CAB Museum Burgos, Spain
by Carolina Muñoz, Omar Castañeda
and Hernan Barros

To commemorate the 31th anniversary of Chernobyl disaster, Food of War  organized Clouded Lands, a show which aims to raise awareness on the consequences that such catastrophic event brings in people’s culture and everyday life: outcomes that can still be seen and experienced today in this area of our planet.

Just 70 miles away from the nuclear disaster, the Gomel region is where the Soviet government used artillery shells filled with silver iodide to make rain clouds that would “wash out” radioactive particles which were drifting towards densely populated cities. Witnesses say that that day in 1986 they saw black rain falling from the sky. The nuclear fallout is said to have caused an 80% increase in disabled births here, and to this day huge areas around Gomel remain uninhabitable. To commemorate this tragedy, Carolina and Food of War wrote Black Rain to translate the Gomel catastrophe  into sounds.