EATME: Being Food for Others (2023)

UK / 2023
Royal College of Art

In ancient sky burial practices, human corpses would be placed naked on mountaintops to be consumed by scavenging animals, such as vultures, and exposed to the natural environment for decomposition by other organisms.

Nowadays, with the emergence of in vitro human meat technology, we no longer need to wait for death to utilize our bodies as a food source for other animals. This revolutionary advancement allows us to consider new possibilities in our relationship with the food chain.

However, this potential shift demands that we reevaluate our connection with the natural world and contemplate the broader impact of our actions on the environment. How we fit into the future food system will need to be redefined. Will we maintain our dominance over other species, or will a new and intricate dynamic emerge?