18 May 2015

cooking catastrophes





The wish working as a chef comes along with a lot of changes in your live.
In the first place your social life will change completely. Most of your friends will have different working hours which makes it a bit harder to meet them. Even if you have been quite a sportive person you have to think about alternatives to keep you body in shape.

Secondly you hardly can change the work situations for the duration of apprenticeship. You just have to deal with them. You might have unfriendly colleagues or head chefs. Most of the time is quite loud and the language could be rough in the kitchen.



And you don’t have to worry but you will reach more than once a point where you think of maybe making a wrong decision by becoming a chef.



At the end it is not only about pushing pans and pots, cutting, dicing, slicing, sadness and joy and being a chef. At the end you become an inventor, a poet, a magician, an adventurer, a traveler, an architect, an artist.



And you don’t have to worry but you will reach more than once a point where you think that you have the greatest job of the world.



Last week I reached once again this point. I worked for the two performing artists, Eva and Sybille, and their project “Cooking Catastrophes”. This work made me an engineer, a draughtsman, a destroyer and a sovereign of the elements. Holding water, fire, earth and air in your hands to create a world. A world like our planet. Volcanoes, islands and beaches, oceans, streets and skyscrapers.

And then…catastrophes made by nature and us.