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Thomas Harrad

MA work

Major Project: FoodStuff - The Objecthood of What We Eat

'FoodStuff' is an investigation into our cultural and phenomenological associations with certain types of processed food.

Why does a chocolate bar have the shape it does? How do we differentiate between food and medicine? How does rebranding ice cream as soft serve change how we eat it, and what is the mysterious practice of Cone-ing?

What happened to the man who squeezed 8,000 loaves of bread - and how are advertisers responsible for his actions? Is The Matrix really all about steak? Can 3D printed food support us on Mars?

'FoodStuff' answers these questions and more, and explores humanity's need to consume and transform objects.

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  • Thomas Harrad profile image
  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Critical Writing in Art & Design, 2013

  • Major Project: FoodStuff - The Objecthood of What We Eat

    'FoodStuff' is an investigation into our cultural and phenomenological associations with certain types of processed food.

    Why does a chocolate bar have the shape it does? How do we differentiate between food and medicine? How does rebranding ice cream as soft serve change how we eat it, and what is the mysterious practice of Cone-ing?

    What happened to the man who squeezed 8,000 loaves of bread - and how are advertisers responsible for his actions? Is The Matrix really all about steak? Can 3D printed food support us on Mars?

    'FoodStuff' answers these questions and more, and explores humanity's need to consume and transform objects.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Painting, University of the Arts London, 2010
  • Experience

  • Associate artist, Barbican Centre, London, 2010–present; Exhibition assistant, South London Gallery, London, 2012–present; IQ2 debate co-ordinator, Google, London, 2012