True Lies


“Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.“ Pablo Picasso

We live in a culture in which the deliberate blurring of boundaries between the image and the imagined, between fact and fiction has actually achieved a certain artistic legitimacy in popular culture. Against this backdrop, the work wishes to engage in and encourage the exploration of fiction as a technique for creative production beyond disciplinary boundaries. 


Tastes and smells are the perceptions of chemicals in the air or in our food. Separate senses with their own receptor organs, taste and smell are nonetheless intimately entwined.

This close relationship is most apparent in how we perceive the flavors of food. As anyone with a head cold can attest, food “tastes” different when the sense of smell is impaired.  The interactions between the senses of taste and smell enhance our perceptions of the foods we eat.


The work is part of the workshop of Lukas Feireiss critically questions the notion of truth in the arts and investigates the special relation between fact and fiction, imagination and reality in establishing novel ways of creativity.
More info about the project here.

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