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Lotte Meeuwissen (NL)




Internship at Domestic Data Streamers, Barcelona ES

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What if you could physically enter a menu before tasting? When you eat, you often search for words that represent what you taste. This exploration of taste is conditioned through universal textual cues, which ultimately form your perception of flavour. Flavour is more than that. Flavour is smelling, seeing, touching, hearing and tasting - all at once. “Muddle” is an installation that presents you with a menu, which you step into. An exploration where you choose solely based on sensory impressions, enabling you to become conscious of how emotion, context, and personal association, play into the perception of flavour.

Special thanks to International Flavors and Fragrances and Chef Jaimie van Heije.


Think With Your Tongue

People are on constant information overload, often trusting words more than their senses. They aim to be informed about the things they perceive; people are obsessed with information on packages, and museum visitors seem to be more interested in the text on the wall label, rather than in the artwork itself. In this way, perception has become a mental activity, an act derived from common understandings instead of a physical one, an act derived from sensing. 'Think With Your Tongue' forms the base of a personal design philosophy. Bearing in mind the three realms which establish perceptions, it recalls people to rely on the most fundamental form of information which exist: sensing.