Gonflables et amuse-bouches


Gonflables et amuse-bouches uses some of the most common social situations; eating and talking
to explore food and its intersections with art, architecture, radical spaces and radical organising.

Gonflables et amuse-bouches consisted of; a series of dinners and discussions,
an inflatable architectural structure constructed out of disposable tablecloths,
a giant mapping exploring the projects themes and a publication.

'De Souza’s work not only made visible the networks and systems present in food activism, but also showed the ways we can manifest and interpret their meanings. Gonflables et amuses-bouches was more than a temporary space to come together and teach each other about the pleasure and power of food—it demonstrated the need for communities to consistently come back to the table to cook up new ideas.

from Montrealers Cook Up New Ideas At Darling Foundry
by Amber Berson in Canadian Art
full text can be read here

Gonflables et amuse-bouches: On the Materiality of Questioning
by Danielle Lewis can be read here

Copies of the Gonflables et amuse-bouches publication
are available by emailing kegkicks[at]


Images: Various images from Gonflables et amuse-bouches events.

Gonflables et amuse-bouches was produced during an artist residency October - December 2012
at the Darling Foundry, Montréal, Canada made possible through Artspace, Sydney.

Special thanks to Danielle Lewis; local activist, art historian and member of the Midnight Kitchen Collective.

The publication was produced with the assistance of an Australian Artists’ Grant,
a NAVA initiative made possible through the generous sponsorship of
Mrs Janet Holmes à Court and the support of the Visual Arts Board,
Australia Council for the Arts.