Eternal Digestion
Artist: Luca Francesconi
Organized by: Ana Iwataki and Marion Vasseur Raluy
Venue: 67 Steps, Los Angeles
Date: May 20 – June 23, 2018

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist

Vomiting is an act that falsifies the food chain, altering for a short time that disappearance into nothingness, and a new beginning, of which we ourselves are agents: like any other living being.
— Luca Francesconi

It is a popular misconception that in ancient Rome, a vomitorium was a space designated for the act of vomiting during lengthy and consequential feasts. The fantasy is a compelling one—debauchery of such magnitude that regular puke breaks were necessary to truly enjoy a proper meal.

A vomitorium is in fact a passage that allows large crowds to exit an amphitheater. A space for making space. Still, it’s a question of purging, of creating a void that actually always existed.

Eternal Digestion is Luca Francesconi’s first solo exhibition in the United States. A zine-reader on digestion, fermentation, vomit, and the eroticism of the above will accompany the exhibition.

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