Ausstellung 'Fleisch'. Photo/Foto: Nationalbibliothek Zürich.

The food on the plate shapes the perceptions of who we are – proving that, as the saying goes, “you are what you eat”.

The exhibition “Fleisch” looks at the processes behind this phenomenon, following meat from the table back via the butcher’s shop to the slaughterhouse and the farm. What is in the meat,  where does it come from, and where lies its future ?

Against the backdrop of climate change and the debate over animal rights, choosing between a sausage and grilled cheese has turned into a question of identity.

The exhibition examines our relationship to meat and investigates the role of a substance that is at once living entity, commodity and gourmet temptation. This multimedia presentation is all about the inner life of carnivores and vegans.