Eating Voices

Headphones + Appetite

Eating Voices is a series of interactive sound experiences that open up a new sensory dimension to your plate. Ready to come to a café, restaurant or hotel near you, bring your headphones and your appetite.

Temporary Installation — 2022

Montréal, Canada

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An augmented eating experience

Eating is a sensory journey in itself and a social driver since always. However, the pace of urban life too often takes us away from this opportunity to connect. Eating becomes an innocuous/ trivial moment. Eating Voices is an opportunity to deepen our relationship with our food and the people around us.

The project is a collaboration with Nicolas Fonseca, with whom we developed the Food Sessions sensory banquets, which inspired this self-service version, ready to enliven any culinary destination.

Headphones + Appetites

The experience lasts about 15 minutes and is conducted from a telephone. Self-service listening stations are available in the food court allowing everyone to participate without using their own phone or headset.

Eating Voices, 2nd episode with Tranna Wintour @LeCentral, Montreal

Eating Voices @Le Central, Montréal

Episode 1: You are not alone

Your phone is talking to you, questioning your comfort level when eating alone in public. Don’t worry, no one is really looking at you right now.

Voice by stand-up comedian and actor Martin Perizzolo.

Episode 2: Earthly Pornography

Mother Nature talks about reproduction and diversity to keep life going, revealing the sexual life hidden on your plate.

Voice by transgender comedian and artist Tranna Wintour.
Also available in French with the voice of actress and director Anne-Marie Cadieux.

* For an adult audience

Episode 3: Transcendental Mastication

A food medium guides you through your plate’s fifth dimension. Chew, taste, swallow. It sounds so mundane, but it actually is a direct portal to the transcendental essence of all existence.

Voice by contemporary live artist Dana Michel.

Credits

    • This project is part of the “I love to work downtown” initiative, propelled by the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal with support from the Gouvernement du Québec
    • A Project by Daily tous les jours x Nicolas Fonseca
  • Creative Direction
    • Nicolas Fonseca
    • Mouna Andraos
    • Melissa Mongiat
  • Storytelling and writing, episode 1
    • Martin Perizzolo
  • Editorial Team
    • Émilie Baltz
    • François Blouin
    • David Drury
    • Gabriel Lucciani
    • Anne Ouellette
  • Project Manager
    • Aurélien Cruse
  • Technological Direction
    • Pierre Thirion
  • Programming
    • Samuel Cousin
  • Industrial Design
    • SSSVLL
    • Juliette Mondoux
  • Illustration
    • Martine Dupuis
    • Anne Ouellette
  • Graphic Design
    • Sarah Gobeil
    • Anne Ouellette
  • Sound Direction
    • David Drury
  • Recording
    • Maxime Veilleux
  • Communications and multimedia
    • Mehdi Kerrit
    • Yankat (video)
    • Ville de pluie (photo)
  • Technical Support
    • Manuel Acevedo Civantos
    • Flo Peters
    • Alizée Millot
  • Equipment
    • XYZ Technologies
  • Thank you
    • To the Central team.
    • To the Daily team, who tested, listened, ate and commented the Bites behind the scenes: Christophe Billebaud, Cécile Chandran, Magalie Rouleau, Leyla Nahas, Noémie Rivière, Eva Schindling, Armen Tamzarian and Rafine You.

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