Epicurean Endocrinology is a Project By Liz Flyntz and Byron Rich.
Since 2017, Liz and Byron have been working on Epicurean Endocrinology. The project began as their independent research converged on food systems, food marketing, and endocrine disruptor proliferation. They’re combined research engages with scientific literacy, public policy, regulatory systems and the performative nature of both the kitchen and the lab. They are available for workshops on endocrine disruptor detection and extraction, endocrine disruptor-rich cooking demos, and lectures.
Liz Flyntz is a curator, writer, and cook based in Brooklyn, NY. Her special area of focus is media and systems-based art. Currently, she’s researching the potential effects of food on sex hormone expression in humans. She is working with scientists, artists, holistic practitioners, and physicians to investigate the myriad ways that food culture and agricultural technology can alter the human endocrine system. Her writings on technology and art, media art history, and interviews with contemporary media artists have been published by Afterimage, The Creators Project, and Intercourse. She has a BA from Antioch College, an MFA in Media Study from SUNY Buffalo, and studied Media Art and Culture at the Bauhaus University. www.lizflyntz.net
Byron Rich is an artist, professor and lecturer born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. His work exploring speculative design, biology futures and tactical media ecology has been widely shown and spoken about internationally. His work recently received an Honorary Mention at the Prix Ars Electronica. He pursued a degree in New-Media at The University of Calgary before finding himself in Buffalo, New York where he obtained an MFA in Emerging Practices at The University at Buffalo. He now teaches Electronic Art & Intermedia at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania. www.byronrich.com