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A Project Number One Presentation
David Mendizábal: eat me!
This is a streaming presentation
Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 7:30PM

Soho Rep.
A YouTube Live premiere
A link will be sent out the morning of the event.
New York, NY 10013

premiering on YouTube Live

From David: They say that every seven years we essentially become new people, because in that time, every old cell in our body has been replaced by a new cell through a process known as autophagy.

Autophagy literally translates to “self-eating”, which got David thinking:

What are the parts of myself, or ideas I've held onto
that I would eat away if I could?
What would I replace those ideas with?

Over the past year of deep self-reflection and throughout this residency, I’ve been working on a project called eat me!, a cinematic ritual towards self-actualization and growth. Inspired by an Ecuadorian ritual of preparing and eating “guaguas de pan” or bread babies, as a way to mourn those we’ve lost, this short film is both a release and a rebirth. It’s an examination of the relationship between creation and destruction, a return to a creative process, and a move beyond my comfort zones towards a celebration of self-love.