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Enjoy an edible chocolate room

Does a room decorated with edible chocolate wallpaper sound like your idea of heaven? Artist Anya Gallaccio will be installing Stroke, an interactive chocolate room at the Edinburgh sculpture garden, Jupiter Artland, this summer.

art and culture Updated: May 26, 2014 17:28 IST

Does a room decorated with edible chocolate wallpaper sound like your idea of heaven? Artist Anya Gallaccio will be installing Stroke, an interactive chocolate room at the Edinburgh sculpture garden, Jupiter Artland, this summer.



The exhibition consists of a room with cardboard walls hand painted in dark chocolate. Visitors are free to interact with the piece as they please, but might not want to lick the walls as the artist has already noticed a few bugs in the installation.



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The space features a bench for visitors to contemplate the different colours and patterns emerging from the chocolate. The name — Stroke — comes from the technique of applying chocolate to the cardboard walls.



"The chocolate piece can be purely sensual, social and political, depending on yourrelationship with food, chocolate, or pleasure," explains Gallaccio, adding, "For me the piece is more about desire and anticipation than being in the room. The idea of a chocolate room is one thing and the reality is very much something else."



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