Kenneth Tin-Kin Hung. The Fast Supper, 2011. Running time: 3:00 HD video, single channel, color sound.
Born in Hong Kong (1976) and is now living and working in New York.
“I employ and remix images from popular culture, political figures and imagery found in cyberspace. Most of my social conscious artworks adopt the form of advertising in a reduction of contemporary events to a cartoon like mythology.
Through various media I aim to explore the nature of digital communication while touching on issues such as identity, politics, sexuality and power. My media includes Hi-Definition video animation, video game, net.art, digital graphics and mixed-media installations.”
Remixing Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper”, the video depicts Jesus Christ consuming a variety of processed food including “JFC”, “Crucifries”, “Super Big Guts Soda” and “Holey Grail Donuts” until he explodes in an obesity-inspired rapture.
With Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana- O Fortuna” as background music.
This video belongs to the art series “Sustainable Obesity”. The series of works explore the links between the obesity epidemic, the industrialization of our food chain, the agriculture biotechnology and its impact to our environment.