About the Metamorphosis of a Spoon in Piping

Pavel Sterec

1 Nov 2016 - 3 Dec 2016

About the Metamorphosis of a Spoon in Piping

A spoon reflects the dimensions and ergonomic limits of the human body and represents the old world, which preceded today’s almost continuous flow of substances and information into our bodies. It does not exactly mean that by tomorrow we will be drip-fed food in liquid form through a tube, however todays’s developed infrastructure ensures that there is a bite to eat almost at any quantity and at any time for some people. A valve piece on the body would just be another logical step. The spoon becomes obsolete, because it is too under control; the hand, the eye and the mouth allude to manual labor and mining. A thick plastic straw, through which anything, such as bubble tea, can pass is currently in trend and has already become a symbol.

I inherited a spoon from the Second World War from my great grandfather, which was “eaten throughout” or rather worn out by plates. Whereas in the legendary Czech cafeteria Koruna they drilled holes into metal spoons on purpose, so that they would not be stolen.

When we imagine the layers of “eaten through” spoons and purposefully damaged spoons placed on one another, we create a piping where the individual spoons create the segments of a tapeworm.

Text by Pavel Sterec

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