Towards an Aesthetic of the Innards: An Introduction to Marius Presterud’s Pearl Diving Project

  • Stahl Stenslie


Elements of beauty and pleasure in food are usually associated with and recognized through visual appearance, smell and taste. Once our food is swallowed it is as if it has disappeared from our aesthetic horizon. How to aesthetically relate to the autonomous, hidden world of the innards? How to practically make art within the complex mechanisms of our digestive system? Can we construct viscerally noticeable pleasures and sense beauty on the inside of our bodies?