Monday, 21 September 2009
ARENA Festival Erlangen - Hosting Friends with Mayte Kappel Rovira
We invite you to dinner. On a well-laid table a mass of wildy mixed meals is piled up... Only at the second view you will realize the absurd potential lying within this food. It’s a carefully built still-life, made out of visually cooked and composed dishes, citing stereotypes of typical food images from comics, paintings, films or childhood memories. Formal principles are colour, textile structure and the desire to materialize subliminal personal culinary wishes.
We want to seduce people to building up and breaking their own rules in a relish way. Where are the borders where a classy dinner converts into ”La Grande Bouffe”? How far will the invited participants go and where will we have to mark new borders? What happens when the sneaking loose of control