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Roodkapje is Rotterdam's local laboratory for
ART X LIVE X FOOD and everything in between

20 August 2023

CUCUMBER TIME // #03 // Frikandel Speciaal Performance – Ko de Kok

CucumberTime | every Sunday in August | 19:00 | free entrance | with Cemre, Omer van Soldt, Maj Rachel, Viana Afoumou, Daijiro Hama, Ko de Kok

Under the simmering summer sun Rotterdam slides in a slow and lazy haze. With people looking for cool waters and shade, it can feel like there is not much going on…

After last year’s Cucumber Time we’re back again with a new series of Cucumber Time performances in Burgertrut every Sunday in August with the theme “our relationship with food” organised by Roodkapje volunteers Zhu Ou, Niels Werij and Ann Zhang.
With a Cake Cutting Ceremony by Cemre, performances of people indulging in the inedible, a jam session with live painting and the Human Frikandel.

“Cake Cutting Ceremony” by Cemre

Part of the [dis]comfort food event series inviting you to eat with your elbows

“What would be considered trash”

by Omer van Soldt
a performance of people indulging in the inedible

“Frikandel Speciaal” 

by Ko de Kok
A trashy performance creating a human version of the Dutch snack “frikandel speciaal”

Maj Rachel, Viana Afoumou and Daijiro Hama

food asmr performance with live painting

Poster design: Ann Zhang


In this simple yet grotesque performance, I embody the Dutch snack “frikandel speciaal”. Fully painted as a frikandel, I interact with the audience by inviting them to help me with cutting onions and putting sauce on me, in order to make this special moment happen. An everything-changing-ritual, his performance is fragmented, trashy, marginally aesthetic, like…waste meat. Sometimes sweet, sometimes recognizable, “frikandel speciaal” creates an ugly confusion in a humourous, strange way.

Ko de Kok is a visual artist, performer, and tattoo artist based in Rotterdam. He has been creating his own work since 2014. In his artistic practice, he plays with the viewer’s ability to make associations after experiencing his drawings and performances. His work manifests as visual poetry, through exploring the synergy between fragmented thoughts of a possessed, inspired mind.