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Israel López (Ecuador/Czech Republic)

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Israel López focuses on sound, light and smell as the main media creating subtle atmospheric compositions and spatial dramaturgies. In his work he keeps on searching for the relations between perception, space and experience.

The Food Territories project departed from a series of discussions exploring the concept of “encounter” and framing it as space. Food Territories is a dinner: a series of plates and situations staged to be shared with a stranger. How do we split a plate with a person that we don’t know, without recurring to verbal communication? How do we construct space while sharing food? Food Territories focuses on just such questions.

The interview took place in November 2019 during an IN SITU Atelier in Norwich (UK), hosted by IN SITU partner Norfolk & Norwich Festival.

Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Partner

The United Kingdom (UK)


Member of IN SITU since 2011

Norfolk & Norwich Festival is the flagship arts festival for the East of England with a reputation for innovative and inspirational programming and commissioning. One of the big four UK international arts festivals, each May we transform and celebrate our city and  county through an internationally acclaimed programme of music, theatre, literature, visual arts, circus, dance and outdoor arts, enjoyed by over 75,000 people. 

The organisation has been an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation since April 2012 and is one of 10 Bridge Organisations with a mandate to develop arts and cultural opportunities for children and young people in the East of England.

Artistic Director : Daniel Brine
Head of production : Mark Denbigh