The “Fresswagen” was an project by three art students from the HfG Karlsruhe – an installation that was just as much a performance site as a food cart, and which showed up during many art events at the university or the ZKM. For the final installation of the Fresswagen, the artists produced a book that documented the previous stations of the cart, which was subsequently dismantled, and its fragments sold to the audience. They asked me for a text for the book, and I wrote a short imaginary history of the food cart’s medieval roots, and its impact on today’s contemporary art scene.

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