OPEN CALL: Final Food (Eten als Einde)

A participatory project with stories, images and presentations
Stroom Den Haag still collects stories, images, ideas and recollections on Final Food, on favorite dishes that you would like for your last supper, on food you would prepare for a deceased loved one, in short about the intimate relationship between food and the end. Regardless of religion, geography or background, throughout human history, we see a strong relationship between food and death. Final Food is a project on food, love, farewells and memories. Final Food is linked to the exhibition 'Living Remains' of the Mexican artist Raul Ortega Ayala (on show at Stroom until 21 November 2010). In 'Living Remains' Ayala investigates the role that food plays in our daily actions, in rituals, religion and culture.

The stories and images we collect are, if people want to, shared online on the Foodprint weblog with the other participants. On November the 2nd, All Souls' Day, there was an evening with food, stories, performances and live music on the oldest cemetery in The Hague: Oud Eik en Duinen. It is often called the Père Lachaise of the Netherlands because writers like Louis Couperus and J.J. Voskuil are buried here. The evening is inspired by the Mexican Dia de los Muertos, a ritual in which people visit graves of loved ones with food and drink for the deceased.
More information about the event on November 2 click here.

Do you want to participate in Final Food? Send an email to

You can also send your contributions by mail to:
Maaike Lauwaert
c/o Stroom Den Haag
Hogewal 1-9
2514 HA The Hague.

All entries will be answered personally by Maaike Lauwaert, and in consultation with the submitter, included in the project.

In order to view the contributions online: click here.

Exhibition 'Living Remains'
Foodprint program
Foodprint weblog