Cuochivolanti e Associazione CuochiLab

Exhibition opening with aperitif: from 6.30 p.m.
Performance: 9 pm

A selection curated by ZONA K from the Play With Food festival in Turin.

in collaboration with Associazione CuochiLab and Cuochivolanti (TO)
a project by Cuochivolanti and Associazione CuochiLab
artistic direction by Davide Barbato and Chiara Cardea


From 26 to 30 March 2014, the fifth edition of Play with Food – La scena del cibo took place, the first visual and performing arts festival entirely dedicated to food, conceived and curated by Cuochivolanti and Associazione CuochiLab.
The programme included, among others, projects selected through four calls for ideas aimed at artists, videomakers, photographers, theatrical performers, playwrights, choreographers, graphic designers, and creatives of all disciplines.

ZONA K has decided to collaborate with this reality in conjunction with the days leading up to the EXPO 2015 event.
ZONA K has chosen a series of artists and creations around the theme of food, art and theatre, selecting them from the programme of the last edition in Turin. Three days, from 16 to 18 May 2014, in which the spaces of ZONA K will host performances, installations, theatre, video works and works of art on themes dear to the Expo.

Selected artists:

Theatre section 9.00 p.m.
SCENIC INTERACTION – Thanksgivingday-Episode 1 
with Enoch Marrella
dramaturgy and direction by Andrea Ciommiento

visual arts section from 6.30 p.m.
Benna – Short movie #1  video
Maria Bruni – 100 uova  fotografia
Luigi Ceccon/Chiara AllioneForgotten meal  fotografia
Maurizio Modena – Manifesto dell’acqua potabile  installazione interattiva
Photo.Psyco.Video.Cook – Cucino la tua storia installazione
Maya Quattropani – Body Reaction Project Rutti  fotografia sonora
Anna Resmini – Ricette scottanti per lingue roventi  illustrazione

In 2010 the artistic-gastronomic experience of Cuochivolanti and the CuochiLab Association gave birth to the idea of a festival able to gather the proposals of theatres, performers, visual artists, photographers and dancers capable of creatively confronting the theme of food: a multidisciplinary festival that would remove food from the world of food and wine entertainment to bring it back to the centre of artistic, political and philosophical reflection, without neglecting play and fun.

The fifth edition of the festival saw some important innovations: in contrast to the current situation of the artistic and cultural scene, PWF5 wanted to give a small sign of optimism by forging new partnerships to boost the distribution and visibility of the projects, thanks to the participation of the curator and art critic Olga Gambari, the independent record label Megasound, the contribution of the space ZONA K and ArteSera Produzioni.

Specifically, ZONA K has accepted the appeal by hosting in its season and helping to support a theatre project and a series of artistic projects, selected from the PWF5 programme, guaranteeing the artists a prestigious and important square like the one in Milan, for an entire weekend.


For information on PLAY WITH FOOD: