Live art-science event 3 Days of Fat comes to King's
Posted on 08/10/2018
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Live art-science event 3 Days of Fat comes to King’s College London’s Arcade at Bush House on Wednesday this week.
Over the course of three days the ‘fatberg’ – a floating island of fat suspended within its own tank – will be grown at King’s College London’s Arcade at Bush House and used as a focus for themed experiments, performances and discussions.
Fat is perhaps one of the most iconic substances of our time. It is integral to life, health, energy, beauty, ecology and consumption. Fat performs a unique and vital function as an energy reserve, stored within the body for times of scarcity. But what is fat if its 'behaviour' becomes unpredictable, overtaking not only our bodies but our sewage systems? Do we understand fat, or do we need a fresh perspective?
Drawing on the latest research from King’s College London’s Department of Nutritional Sciences, 3 Days of Fat brings Somerset House Studios resident Thought Collider and King’s academics together with experts from art and culture, life sciences, food, agriculture and healthcare to grow the ‘Fatberg’ island and discuss our complex relationship with this substance.
Each day will explore a different theme, including fat’s role in life and ecology, health and beauty, and energy, stimulating dialogue on humanity’s relationship with fat, what it is and what it might become. Sign up for free public brainstorms here.
3 Days of Fat
Dates: 10-12 October 2018
Venue: Arcade at Bush House, King's College London, South Wing, Strand, London WC2B 4PJ
Time: Open 14:00 - 20:00 each day
14:00 - 17:00 Exhibition and live experiments
17:30 - 19:00 Public brainstorm. Free event, but places are limited. Sign-up here.