Would you eat cheese made from breast milk? If nothing else, “The Human Cheese Shop,” opening at the Michael Mut Gallery on Thursday, will be quite the conversation starter. The show is part of artist/researcher/environmentalist(?) Miriam Simun‘s final presentation for her master’s degree at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. She will be transforming the exterior of the gallery into “The Lady Cheese Shop,” inviting visitors inside to taste Human Cheese, cheese made from human milk. (Continue reading if you’re not gagging yet.)
They write: Inside the gallery Simun depicts an exploration of the complex and messy truth of what it means to make food from human body products. Visitors will move from imaginary fantasy of such a proposal to the very real process of procuring virus-free human milk, and turning it into cheese. Three delicious different human cheeses will be available (made from the milk of three different women), accented with food pairings inspired by the terroir of each cheese, created by Chef Sarah Hymanson. Over cheese and wine participants will be invited to consider and discuss this immodest proposal.
Thursday April 28, 7pm-10pm OPENING TASTING EVENT
Friday, April 29, 5pm-9pm
Saturday April 30, 1pm-5pm
Sunday May 1, 2pm-6pm CLOSING TASTING EVENT at 4pm
The Michael Mut Gallery is located at 97 Avenue C.