an other world
Tongue Twisting Dinners – Session 1:
thinking collectively, digesting critically | Eathouse
Tongue Twisting Dinners is a series of four monthly dinners that explore ways of initiating critical dialogue around contemporary urgencies by bringing people and culinary practice together. For each session Eathouse will host a different topic elaborated by guests whose research will guide the dialogue. Eathouse will try out unconventional dining formats that aim to dissolve the separation between host, guest and audience through inclusive prompts.

For their April session, thinking collectively, digesting critically, Eathouse focused on past and present art collectives and how they employ forms of resistance. The conversation centred on the experience of Rotterdam based collectives with invited guests ook_ (reinaart vanhoe and mariëlle verdijk) who were part of documenta fifteen and an other world (Hedvig Koertz, Larisa David and Jake Caleb) who run the project space where the dinners will be held.

About the guests
ook_ is a not yet fully articulated entity which uses art and neighborship as ingredients to operate between informal relationships and institutional in/dependency. It has been informed by an ongoing friendship with Jakarta based art collective ruangrupa and other practitioners in Java (Indonesia). At this moment ook_ is expressed through a house in Rotterdam and a café in Kassel. ook_huis can be used freely by neighbors and acquaintances. By programming and facilitating various activities, ook_ aims to provide a communal presence which starts from simply meeting each other. It is a home for also_artistic activity, in whatever way. Via an informal network people can contact ook_ when space is needed.

an other world is a project space for experimentation, dialogue and observation in Carnisse, Rotterdam. They welcome proposals to use their space for exhibitions, events, workshops, workspace, discussion groups and other suggestions.

Eathouse is an artist cooking collective set up in 2020 by Ulufer Çelik, Merve Kılıçer, Vlada Predelina, and Jake Caleb. In their practice they explore the potential of food as an artistic method. They do this to instigate dialogue on ways that the culinary informs the social. They have hosted public events, kitchen takeovers, fundraisers and online broadcasts. In addition they invite other artists engaging with food to share their research with a wider audience. They are based in Rotterdam, NL.

Tongue Twisting Dinners has been kindly supported by Gemeente Rotterdam.
Graphic Design: Studio Lieneman | Photos courtesy Sophie Bates