David Shrigley talks with René Redzepi of Noma, Copenhagen (Part 3)

David Shrigley

David Shrigley in conversation with Danish chef René Redzepi of Noma, Copenhagen.

Achievements, Experiments and Taste.

David Shrigley OBE plays with humour and honesty, working primarily with drawing, as well as sculpture, installation and animation. Through his now iconic style which combines text and figurative imagery, the works are chaotic and colourful. Their appearance reveals a rigorous practice through which the banality of everyday life is explored, as David Shrigley looks at our fears and hopes, our insecurities, emotional traumas, ups and downs, and the other things that make up our mundane realities. Both poignant and sarcastic, his works succinctly remind us of what brings us all together and what makes us all human.

René Redzepi is the Danish head chef and co-owner of the two-Michelin star restaurant Noma in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is internationally known and highly acclaimed for re-inventing the Nordic kitchen and pushing boundaries of what gourmet kitchen traditionally stands for. Redzepi made Time’s 100 Most Influential People list and his restaurant has been ranked the number one restaurant in the world by Restaurant magazine for four years between 2010 and 2014. He has drawn on his own cultural heritage, offering an inventive blend of Nordic and international cuisine with a distinctive emphasis on regional specialties. Much of the approach to the menu and food at Noma is based on seasonal themes of what is available at the time. Redzepi also focuses on fermentation and dehydration, experimenting with using as much of the plants, meat, and fish as possible.

Filmed and edited by Andreas Rosforth.

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