Artists Bompas and Parr created this “Occult Jam” (no relation to Lisa Lisa and the Cult Jam, as far as I know) for a surrealist exhibition in London. Bompas told CNN they chose “weird and wonderful ingredients” in order to “open up conversations.” There are three flavors, according to their website:
Absinthe and pineapple with sand from the Great Pyramids
Plum and Oak with wood from Nelson’s ship The Victory
Milk Jam infused with a speck of Princess Diana’s hair
Bompas and Parr aren’t new to this, of course. They’ve been creating various types of art jellies for some time now, and have a book out .
The book begins with an overview of the history of jelly, from Henry VIII’s ‘jelly hippocras’ to the fantastic work of the Victorians. It then delves into the science of creating the perfect jelly, using the very best ingredients and techniques. An array of delicious recipes finally ennsure that you can enjoy everything from super-economical fruity delights to flights of the fantastic. With cutting edge design and photography, and an unparalleled insight into the subject. Published by Anova Books in June.
They also claim to be the only people in history to have captured the sound of jelly wobbling. If their site wasn’t annoying and Flash-based, I would link to some of their projects like “Funeral Jelly” and “Wedding Jelly,” but you should go check them out on your own, along with their other food-themed art. I will leave you with this.
Flaming Lips: She Don’t Use Jelly on Beverly Hills 90210 from Chris Buly on Vimeo.
Thanks to Mr. Pesco for tipping us off to this at Boing Boing