Archive for: Gembloux workshop

Atomic shots

19 May
May 19, 2016

Roldan Descamps, Jil Theunissen, François Chasseur

These gin tonics fume and glow in the dark. No wonder, considering what they represent: nuclear accidents at the four Belgium nuclear power plants and the amount of people living within their 30 kms zones. 30 kms was the radius defined as the evacuation zone around the nuclear power plant in Fukushima. Each gram of gel globules in the shots corresponds to 100,000 people living in these zones. Currently, there is a hot debate in Belgium and its neighbouring states about switching two of Belgium’s antiquated nuclear plants off.

Noble du chocolat

19 May
May 19, 2016

Roldan Descamps, Jil Theunissen, François Chasseur

Statistics can be eye-openers, but they also can be absurd or simply deceptive. The statistically significant correlation between chocolate consumption and the number of Nobel prize winners in selected countries served as the inspiration for “Nobel du chocolat”. The desserts vary in in complexity, their country-specific ingredients and the amount of chocolate used.

Four seasons of pleasure

19 May
May 19, 2016

Robert Madrenas, Fanny Ladam, Virginie Vermeersch

In April, weather is highly unpredictable in Central Europe. It almost feels, as if all four seasons come together at once. But is there a relationship between sexual libido and weather conditions? The creators of this edible calendar know there is – and decided to provide help. In relation to the daily weather conditions experienced in April 2016 in Gembloux, the team created four different filled bread balls, each having a particular effect on the libido. The carefully chosen local ingredients – four different types of asparagus combined with various aphrodisiac herbs – will put you in a positive mood for love. The ‘winter’ balls make you feel warm; the ‘spring’ balls will help you to open up; the ‘summer’ balls will refresh you; and the ‘autumn’ balls improve your strength.

Egguality

19 May
May 19, 2016

Wiebke Jansen

Would you think that the amount of women in academia is higher in Turkey than in Japan or Belgium? The three variations of a simple egg dish tell the surprising facts at one glance. Different flavours and characteristic ingredients were chosen according to the countries and turn the egg-graphics into a tasty experience.

Death by Chocolate

19 May
May 19, 2016

Arlene Birt, Marianne Rosolen

“Death by chocolate” could be both: a delicious way to represent data on a not-so-sweet subject or a seductive oracle telling your fate. The 3D-printed caskets are made of dark chocolate and come with 5 different fillings representing the most common causes of death in Belgium. Choose a praline and find out which type of death you picked!