Cheese Théories — Charles Spence & Jennifer Teets, Does angularity tell you anything about taste of cheese? and Avatar Udders



Cheese Théories
Charles Spence & Jennifer Teets, Does angularity tell you anything about taste of cheese? and Avatar Udders

Past: Tuesday, June 9, 2015 7 PM → 9 PM

The cycle meetings titled “Cheese Theories” proposes taking a look at cheese from different theoretical angles. Production processes, conservation methods, technical limitations of an unstable product, study of the influence of forms on the perception of taste, analysis of the bacteriological environment in production methods, and etymology and place names of products. Historians, artists, scientists, writers and researchers will all come and introduce their works and research to do with cheese and its many different forms as part of this first cycle of meetings, brainchild of Nicolas Boulard._

Charles Spence

Professor Charles Spence is a world-famous experimental psychologist with a specialization in neuroscience-inspired multisensory marketing and design. He has worked with many of the world’s largest companies across the globe since establishing the Crossmodal Research Laboratory (CRL) at the Department of Experimental Psychology, Oxford University in 1997. Prof. Spence is currently head of Sensory Marketing at JWT. He has published over 600 articles and edited or authored, 8 academic volumes.

Jennifer Teets

Born in Houston, Texas, curator Jennifer Teets works internationally, researches actively, and performs occasionally. Her personal writing combines inquiry, sciences studies, philosophy, and ficto-critique, and performs as an interrogative springboard for her curatorial practice. She is known for her research into cheese, mud, and terra-sigillata — transitioning materialities and entities and their ability to arrive somewhere else through the passage of the exhibition and essay.

She recently organized the three part series titled “Pharmacokinetics of an Element” at the Center for Contemporary Art, Vilnius and is currently working on the performance philosophy series ”The World in Which We Occur" (in collaboration with Margarida Mendes) for the XII Baltic Triennial to be held in September of 2015 in Vilnius. She lives and works in Paris since 2009.

At the Foundation Ricard, she will present a film-lecture on her research into nervous goats, bacterial adaptations, and cheese post Cyclone Xynthia, a violent European windstorm which struck L’Aiguillon-sur-Mer and and La Faute-sur-Mer in February of 2010. An introduction will be held in French and the film-lecture in English.

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1, cours Paul Ricard

75008 Paris

T. 01 70 93 26 00

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Opening hours

Tuesday – Saturday, 11 AM – 7 PM
Late night on Wednesday
Visites commentées le mercredi à 12h et le samedi à 12h et 16h

Admission fee

Free entrance

The artists

  • Charles Spence
  • Jennifer Teets