At Roskilde Festival you can taste Marisa Benjamim’s detoxing flower drink served from a pedalling lab. The lab explores flavours and social interactions and brings attention to the food and drink of tomorrow. Will we all live off flowers, herbs and berries one day?
When you encounter the flavour lab, you can quench your thirst and hangover with the detox drink Eau Florale. The drink is made from fresh mineral water and an extraction of flowering herbs and seasonal flowers, like chive flowers, dead nettle and spreading bellflower.
Eau Florale is part of the exhibition Sensorium: A Laboratory for the Deceleration of the Body and for a New Politics of the Senses, curated by Solvej Helweg Ovesen and co-produced by the Riga International Biennale of Contemporary Art, 2018. The work is created by Marisa Benjamim who uses flowers as a raw material and starting point for her “Floristaurant” performances and flower installations.
Benjamim was born in Portugal in 1981 and has graduated from Escola Superior de Artes e Design, Portugal, and Universität der Künste Berlin.
The Floristaurant - photo: Pēteris Vīksna