Brexit has surprised us many. Countless daunting and irrational development that doesn’t seem to add up, especially on the dining table. For a sweet tooth union liked the UK, the reliance list on their neighbours’ supplies for its scarcity is lengthy. More than half of the UK’s consumption of summer soft fruits are imported. Of which a loyal stockpile is purchased from The Netherlands. With the introduction of Brexit, these short shelf lives berries’ journey across the Channel from the lowlands has become complicated. While pre-Brexit custom-free mobility proves effortless and straightforward, the freshness and short shelf life of such summer fruits are now challenged by newly introduced paperwork, trucks filed in confused beelines at Calais and the eventual inflating prices raiding consumers’ wallets. It is sadly an act to jeopardize a country’s needs and food culture.
The Gentlemen’s House is an artistic attempt to illustrate a food-related agenda we consumers are experiencing, paired up with a matching spatial environment as companions. In this series, portray as the domestic backdrop, the visuals are captured in the handsome modernistic manor house, Huis van Ravesteyn, in Utrecht, The Netherlands. I intervened ‘The Gentlemen’s House’ with an open explorer’s mind, by inserting the narrative of Brexit’s repercussions while highlighting the articulated features of the house.