sonja stummerer & martin hablesreiter
  • culinary art salzburg




FOOD DESIGN --- academic course at New Design University St Pölten --- starting 2.10.2017

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THE RESPONSIBILITY OF FOOD DESIGN --- design conference for the Vienna Design Week in collaboration with New Design University. SA 30.09.2017; 15:00- 19:00; Festivalzentrale Süd am Sparkassaplatz 4; 1150 Vienna --- GUESTS: Sonia Massari, Francesca Sarti, Marti Guixe


EXPERIENCING FOOD: DESIGN DIALOGUES --- LISBON; 19.10.2017- 21.10.2017; Faculty of Architectur of the University of Lisbon





Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci in collaboration with the Joint Research Centre

What a wonderful dining table? Ninety by three hundred centimeters, candles, ten well designed dining chairs – how nice is that? What a perfect symbol for a civilized community?

But the table is covered with soil and some “strange” powders. It looks a bit devastated. The soil seems broken. The table ware is also a bit different – there are glasses from laboratories, surgeon instruments, petri dishes, Erlenmeyer flasks, containers for dangerous goods, etc instead of Baccarat, Christofle and Meissen. And these table objects are filled with strange powders, liquids and even with dirty water. Is it maybe Glyphosat, Azoxystrobin, Atrazine, Chlorpyrifos or Metolachlor? Or is it just polluted air or water? Our glasses and containers are simply filled with fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, additives, oil (!) and polluted elements. Our table is covered with externalities of food production.

But still we do have some food. Visitors see at least some bread, butter, tomatoes, chicken, oranges, beef, potatoes, pre fab – meat based meals, chees, coffee, apples and chocolate. These are the “results” of our externalities. A kind of a full meal, we would say. Visitors do also have the chance to download information about our ecological externalities and about the “production needs” of our fantastic edible products: They could download, how much water, soil, rainforest, working hours or land grabbing is needed to produce one kilogram of our beef or chocolate. The APP looks like a game. It is a game. It is the economy stupid.

But still we do have plates. They are made of white (very white) porcelain. Unfortunately they do have howls. In these howls people find short videos, presented on tablet computers. (Yes this idea is stolen!) The Videos show honey & bunny. They present our ideas of social sustainability, of inequality, of poverty, of fairness. The short films are interpretations of the cultural value: CONSUME.



multimedia installation at Trapholt Museum / Denmark


Why do we eat soup with a spoon, when we could drink it, too? Why do we sit on chairs and not on the floor when we we eat? And why do we wear tight, uncomfortable clothing while doing so, and not aprons or bathrobes? The way we eat is not biologically predetermined, but rather molded by our culture. The artists honey and bunny (Sonja Stummerer & Martin Hablesreiter) developed a work that toys with these very questions for the group exhibition: EAT ME. Short videos on two monitors are surrounded by place settings of a different kind.


honey & bunny | PROJECTS


TUNA truth | TUNA lies --- a performance project for Valetta | MALTA, the European cultural capital 2018.


Sonja Stummerer and Martin Hablesreiter of the art and design atelier Honey & Bunny bring contemporary ethical and sustainable food-sourcing issues to the public in edgy and provocative ways. The truths, untruths, half-truths and conspiracy theories that surround the Maltese and Mediterranean fishing industry inspired them to create the Tuna Lies I Tuna Truth project. This artistic performance is part theatre, part food experience, a pop culture mash-up that’s stitched together from fake news items that play with truth, rumour, lie, and identity to provoke open discussion. In the end, a public event will finally bring the whole truth about tuna to the public… Or will it? When it comes to tuna on the Maltese Islands, not all is as it seems...


CLEAN | design


Together with our photographers Ulrike Köb and Daisuke Akita we are working on our next book project: CLEANING. Once again we are dedicating ourselves to an everyday activity; we are thematising rituals, traditions, and conventions around design objects that go completely unnoticed. On the basis of the private, almost intimate, cleaning process we disclose social and political questions around equality, work migration, ecology and modern slavery.


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research & design project: SUSTAINABLE FOODDESIGN | please visit: | project partner: Beate Koller / ceo: Arche Noah

PICTURES: please send an email to if you want to buy limited / signed fotos done by honey & bunny, Ulrike Koeb and Daisuke Akita