Researching across intersections of visual language, critical publishing, and digital media environments. Continuously learning – currently as a PhD fellow at the London School of Film, Media and Design, UWL (UK). Actively contributing to stanza – project space & studio for critical publishing (DK). Creatively co-directing fanfare – artistic research collective for broken channels of interlinked communications (NL).

Parasite Diner

Parasite Diner is a series of occasional dine-in duo shows, fermentation experiments, and take-out snacks, organised, curated and designed together with Aram Lee and Paolo Patelli.

For its first-ever appearance, artists Ilke Gers and Diego Virgen Castro were been invited to perform in tandem. Nixtamalization is a process for the preparation of maize, common in Mexican pre-hispanic cuisine, in which the corn is soaked and cooked in an alkaline solution. It’s mixed with water and chalk, the same used in construction and to mark playing fields. The traces were displayed at When Site Lost the Plot (Amsterdam).

For its second appearance, artists Uta Eisenreich and Aslı Hatipoğlu exchanged thoughts on exposure, transience and photochemistry as veiling and unveiling processes. On the vibrant surfaces of films and ferments, time imprints textures, representations of itself. It traces the effects of light and warmth, of the passage of chemical gradients, and symbiotic life forms. Some colours fade overnight, while others linger for longer. The show looks into the image as something wrinkly, tasty, smelly, and chewy. The traces were displayed at fanfare (Amsterdam)


Organised, curated, designed by: Aram Lee, Paolo Patelli, Freja Kir
Contributors: Ilke Gers, Diego Virgen Castro, Uta Eisenreich, Aslı Hatipoğlu
Typeface: Pirelli by Jungmyung Lee
Parasite Diner was made possible by the kind support of AFK – Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst