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The Cow Jumped Over the Moon (2009)

 

From the Menu: “We are pleased to host you at the Key of Life Festival for a gustatory voyage. Commissioned to stage a meal that incorporates the Festival’s concerns of space travel and genetics, we have designed an edible encounter with the entwined materials and narratives of industrial agriculture, inner and outer space. The title of the dinner is borrowed from an old English nursery rhyme in which ordinary pastoral figures are transformed into the fantastical—a common trope in the story of technological innovation. Cows also feature prominently, providing much of the material “stuff” through which these social-technical trajectories are formed.”

Collaborators Boo Chapple & Caitlin Berrigan are artists who work at the intersection of performance, edible sculpture and the life sciences.

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