We’re all guilty of this one. If only we’d thought up this jolly good reason for playing with our food. We never get less curious about ‘what might happen if I just…’, we just get better at controlling the urges. The adult conditioning that has been drummed into us from a young age frowns on child’s play especially when it comes to food. As part of that conditioning we also have the ability to imagine the results of such messy play and that it is only us that is responsible for clearing up (more’s the pity). But if you’re making a video or making pretty pictures, as I do, you occasionally get the opportunity to indulge the inner monkey. I think everyone ought to at least once in their lives. Lovely photography involved in this little Dutch video and a funny soundtrack which is totally appropriate for the stills animation smashing of puddings and eggs. I would have loved to have seen a bigger range of food stuffs but trifles are a very good place to start. Cleverly done and nicely executed. Play away, kids, play away (I recommend using panel of glass to squish- that way you see it without it getting in your eyes).
Visuals : Hugo de Kok & Kay van Vree
Music : Ivo van Dijk & Sophie Ansems