The Forbidden Fruit
Workshop @ Detour &
Exhibition @ Design Spectrum's Play Lives
The Forbidden Fruit playshop invites participants to confront the challenges Adam and Eve once faced just being… inquisitive. Focusing on our addiction to infotainment, Deep Food’s altered cutlery kits and artificial fruit banquet playset Forbidden Fruit seduces users to engage in a ritual to differentiate our appetite for knowledge from our lust for entertainment. Players assemble the play kit’s clips, joints, and cutlery into utensils to consume a reconstituted ‘Forbidden Fruit’ hanging from a stand as if it were from a tree. Players harness construction and imagination play in their challenge consuming the fruit, thus actualising the consequences Adam and Eve faced in their transgression of a taboo.