Do traditions, customs and the culture of every country fade away in
pursuit of a unified European society? Alexander Thompson´s series
Euro-Burger examines the “Burger” as a symbol of a consumer culture
which devours its own national identity. Traditional meals of 11 EU
Member States are served in hamburger buns on disposable paper plates.
They are decorated with toothpick-sized national cocktail flags as
reference to the transformation of the national symbols into goods of
mass consumption which create a fake sense of diversity. The neutral
grey and “tasteless” background suggests neutrality, indifference and
lack of indeterminateness. Photographs of the dishes were taken in a domestic environment in the town of Essen, Germany.