Experimental dissertation on the Hungry Traveler.
Initially published in conjunction with the artwork Just arrived, a traveler bounds without direction, filled with inextinguishable drive and we, until feet weigh heavy and head and stomach spin for they can’t remember the last time they slept, or ate for that matter, and now flung back, near stumbling with exhaustion, with hunger pangs screaming for acknowledgement, the traveler, now lost, finds themselves surrounded by, assaulted by, teased by the discomfort food, and so they must decide to taste, participate, and venture, or anxiously search on for the edible familiar. This 2012 installation of photographs, sounds, scents , and text explored an unresolved narrative of a hungry, tired, and lost traveler.
This dissertation, written as informally as I could muster, engages with contributions from across various disciplines including political theory, cultural studies, performance studies, sensory ethnography, business strategy, and the writing and TV shows of Anthony Bourdain. Also included is a short culinary history, a dear friend’s travel anecdote, a cookbook, a glossary, and a few images.
FIRST ED. — Handmade artist book with warm gooey center; laser-jet printed and perfect bound with a screen-printed dust jacket in an edition of twelve. Graphic design by Benjamin Critton Art Dept., 206 pages, 5.75 × 8.25 in., B&W.
SECOND ED. — A print-on-demand, unlimited edition with the same dimensions and layout as its predecessor.