As part of the Cool Capital Biennale 2014, WoW constructed a temporary, edible installation of Pretoria – the legislative capital city of South Africa. The installation was seen as an event, where an abstraction of the inner city was assembled using nougat, chocolate, and layers of biscuits…and eaten afterwards. The edible city was made to an existential scale, using the city’s infrastructural grid as underlay – constructed with a large stencil and icing sugar. The inner city was assembled per block, with layer biscuits and various other sweets.
The idea was to raise awareness of a decaying inner city of Pretoria, and its inherent potential. At the end of the event installation, the audience was invited to “eat the city” as a metaphorical gesture.