Le Banquet (2008 – ongoing)
Like a still-life in vivo, this project invites insects to taste sculptures composed of fruits, flowers, vegetables and different types of food. The insects, locusts or crickets, are farmed raised and sold as living food for exotic pets. By eating the sculptures in these « gilded cages », they escape to their « terrarium prey » destiny. This is a non-linear evolving project with a performative component related to its need of daily maintenance. We present a selection of images of the project as it changed along the years and in different exhibition spaces.