Bouchées Sonores

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

A series of episodes were created with a multidisciplinary team including performers, composers, comedians, hypnotherapists, bringing different sensitivities and assets to experience a meal differently.

Episode 1: You are not alone

In the first episode, ‘You are not alone’, the comedian Martin Perizzolo questions our comfort level when eating alone in public.

Episode 2: Earthly Pornography

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

the actress and director Anne-Marie Cadieux gave her voice for the French version as well as Tranna Wintour, artist and influencer for the English version. (For an adult audience)

Episode 3: Transcendental Mastication

The last episode of this series presented at Central, Dana Michel, performance artist, lent her voice to this last chapter.

« Everything is so boring these days… nobody dances anymore ». That was the first thing a carrot said to me. It didn’t speak directly to me, but I could hear what it was saying. I was seven years old. It took a while, but I got used to it.

I am a medium who gets in touch with food. I know what they are, why they end up on our plates and what they are thinking when we interact with them. I’m obsessed with their stories, like the relationship between a leek and Cleopatra.
And I can help you make a connection with your food, a transcendental… connection. »

 

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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