Peter Strickland pokes fun at performance art in this bizarre drama about artists engaged in sonic catering: recording the sound of food.
Three artists take up residence in an English country house, where the extremely eccentric Jan holds sway over an art institute. The three work in workshops on a live performance act of cooking and the sounds associated with it and with food. Each public performance is concluded with a gastronomic orgy. The experiences of the artists and the progress of their project are followed by a failed writer, who suffers from flatulence. His and other body sounds also play a role in the act.
Anyone who thinks 'this must be a bizarre film' after reading this description is absolutely right. At the same time, it is a visual spectacle that pokes fun at the world of performance art. There is a thin line between art and total quatsch. Adventurous cinema, in other words, where a strong stomach is recommended.
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