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Xijing XU  &  Yue LIU

We try to combine design and food through questioning and sublimating food-related behaviors in different cultural contexts, in forms of objects or activities.


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Pasta tra Parentesi | 2019 - 2020

Yue LIU



Pasta tra parentesi is a multisensory and interactive installation, divided into four sequential modules that offer a summary and original interpretation of Italian and Chinese procedures for the creation and consumption of fresh pasta. Also presented is an alternative way of interacting with the material pasta that overcomes the perceived inconvenience of making pasta from scratch. The installation achieves multiple objectives, both cultural and emotional. Regarding the cultural dimension, the installation highlights and reflects on the value of craftsmanship, handmade ritual and the social implications of preparing a good plate of fresh pasta in an intercultural and slow-food environment. Regarding the emotional dimension, the installation plays on the immediate sensory pleasure of preparing and tasting pasta. The cooking experience aims to leave people a message: that good cooking, if realized in a comfortable environment, using quality raw ingredients, is an essential part of good eating, and both of these activities contribute to a good living.




KNEADING MODULE




SHAPING MODULE




COOKING MODULE




SEASONING MODULE