India Rose Klap grew up with a passion for food. After studying film, she developed into being a food designer. With her arts projects, she attempts to create a consciousness about the challenges in the food industry amongst consumers. She does so by serving them a literal version of 'Food for Thought'. At the same, her dishes are meant to sooth guests: which alternatives can we call upon when certain products won't be available in future times? For The Utopian Dinner in Restaurant Elixer, India prepares dishes which reflect upon challenges in the food industry. How does climate change impact our food production and thus, eating habits?
As the daughter of a chef, India Rose Klap, grew up in a tapas restaurant. She played with octopuses and lobsters and took naps in paella pans filled with pillows and chef’s tubes. From an early age she spent many hours in the kitchen and was brought up with a love for food. With her art projects she tries to make the consumer aware of the problems in the food industry with a real portion of food for thought. At the same time she reassures the consumer by providing a range of alternative solutions.
She bundles all the concepts, culinary experiences and recipes that she creates in the utopian handbook for the kitchen of tomorrow. An ever-growing collection of creations that are by no means the norm, sometimes not even feasible up to now, but which are a first step towards a better food industry.
On June 22 you can discover it yourself. Join the Utopian Dinner, a dinner consisting of a futuristic 4-course menu where guests are served dishes from the near future. Think of edible plastic soup, unusual meats and powdered food. The dinner is composed by artist India Rose Klap herself and is audibly accompanied by a soundscape by Max van der Wal.
Amsterdam 1018 KK