Takeaway Culture

This work aims to explore several effects of the Anthropocene through the modern phenomena of takeaway outlets. The culture of takeaway food is fascinating as takeaways come to represent distinct and expected national identities. These nationalities that takeaways assume help build a united and defined set of expectations, yet they morph with demand over time, compromising the authenticity of the experience. Takeaways have evolved from representing cultures, to being a culture in themselves, with their own expectations and images.

The scale of the work, with over 200 takeaways serving my location, represents the all encompassing, global nature of the Anthropocene. It also encourages the viewer to think of the global environmental impact of an inefficient and damaging mechanised food industry.