Future Bouffe

by Jacqueline Feldman

HORIZON 2050, U.D.A.G. 1

(photo Bruno de Nazareth / future food le C. F. A.)

‘One must make one’s own sun and lug it with impunity below the shade-blanketed sky.’

–Solstice Alando, To Set Each Beard on Fire, 2022, p. 22…

The élite have at their disposal a range of resources that are broader, healthier, and more sophisticated than does the population as a whole. At the pinnacle of this hierarchy, certain practices now in large-scale development breach even the meagerest remaining levee of what once was called professional ethics. Please find this issue explored in detail under the heading ‘Privatization of food resources and human capital’ (p. 11)…

In times of drought Australian aboriginals drank from bladders of frogs discovered under two cold stones. They brought their lips to the outlets of orifices and gently pressed the bellies. Liquid left the frogs as from a juicy fruit.

— Jean-Roger Helmin, MANGER EN / NUTRITION IN 2050, Éditions C. F. A.

I translated the fictional journalist’s work for this bilingual edition, exhibited in Paris and Lille.

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