"Play with Your Food"
Mathew Benjamin, Drew Pettifer, Hannah Raisin, SIBLING, Tai Snaith, Marcin Wojcik
Opening: Thursday 25 November, 6-8pm
Dates: 23 November - 11 December 2010
Bus @ Blindside: Play with Your Food explores contemporary spatial practices in relation to the current pop cultural interest in culinary artistry. Participating artists Mathew Benjamin, Drew Pettifer, Hannah Raisin, SIBLING, Tai Snaith and Marcin Wojcik have each engaged with the political and cultural ramifications of food production and consumption in their work. For this project each has devised a course of a menu that will form the basis of an exhibition at BLINDSIDE and a one-off dinner. Drawing on the culinary expertise of Sarah Trotter, food stylist and co-founder of Trotski and Ash, the Play with your Food Dinner will be served up at Auction Rooms in a one-night-only fusion of eating and performance. Participants can book their place at the dinner-table by clicking here. The project takes its cue from artistic experiments in food from earlier periods of the avant-garde and post-war art: from F.T. Marinetti’s The Futurist Cookbook to the more recent public art practices of Gordon Matta-Clark or Rirkrit Tiravanija.
To book tickets for the Dinner please click here.
Date: 23 November 2010
Cost: $60 per person + bf (incl. dinner and wine)
Venue: Auction Rooms, 103-107 Errol Street, North Melbourne VIC 3051
*Please note the dinner will be filmed.