Open Wide Open Wide: An Abecedarium for the Great Digestive System Randy Lee Cutler's full colour enhanced e-book brings together writing, images and music that reflects a fascination for digestion as a metaphor for experience. Assembling her interests in writing, curating and contemporary art Cutler has obsessively followed the looping trajectory of metabolism expanding the topic beyond its conventional implications. What is offered here is an imaginative and unusual collection of writing and images, an ABC primer that is an alphabet guide to bodily rhythms, chemical reactions and aesthetic transformations. Each entry is a portrait of digestion from a different perspective with images that enigmatically enhance the subject’s unfolding. Taken as a whole Open Wide: An Abecedarium for the Great Digestive System offers a banquet of possibilities that range from visual art and cinema to ecology, biology and philosophical meditations.
Whether through creative non-fiction, print media, experimental video, or performance art, Randy Lee Cutler explores the aesthetics of appetite and sustenance. Her research is drawn from art history, food studies and philosophy among other areas of interest.