Monday, October 12, 2009

Eating for Art's Sake with Anne Koch

Decorate the sidelines long enough and I suppose you itch for the spotlight, right? Well, in a majorly abbreviated way, that's sort of the deal with set designer-cum-artist Anne Koch. The über cool Koch has dreamed up a multitude of sets for the likes of Patrick Demarchelier, Arthur Elgort as well as created patterns for Ruffian (she even worked the launch event of one of my recently favoured books, Grey Gardens!) Lately though, she's been turning the camera on herself with her fascinating 'Eat' series. Here's what she told me about it:

"My first film was 'Eat (potato chips)' taken in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India. I first thought was “Oh my goodness, this is such a gorgeous piece of backdrop, this is incredible...I need to do something here...' And I just bought a packet of crisps right there, 8 ft away from where I was standing. I wanted to stand, not move, and just have the rest of the world move. My decision to conduct an action, eating, was first subconsciously to parody the tourists that gawk and look, kind of like at a zoo, like when they stand and watch, at everything and nothing...but also to be doing something mundane and everyday"


  1. am i totally missing the point if this makes me hungry?

  2. 'like when they stand and watch, at everything and nothing' i like Anne's idea.

  3. those are cool concepts! i like how in the first one, everyone's just like what... and then in the last one shes eating this gigantic thing (what is that?) as if she was being entertained by a giant or something, haha

    thanks for dropping by my blog
    and thankfully, no, the sharpies didnt leave any zits. yay!

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    Love it!

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  6. How very interesting, these made me crack up. And i agree blogging is becoming that tight knit group thing, grrr its annoying we all have opinions!

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