Banished? Productions presents:
July 7,9, 21-24, 2011
Baldacchino Gypsy Tent
607 New York Av NW DC
Flashpoint Gallery, 916 G St NW DC
The premier of Tactile Dinner Car is presented as a part of the 2011 Capital Fringe Festival, a program of the Washington, DC non-profit Capital Fringe.
Tactile Dinner Car will serve up playfully audacious “dishes” appropriated from F.T. Marinetti’s Futurist Cookbook, a tome of avant-garde experiments that use jarring sensory experiences to renew the art of eating. Marinetti, the “Father of Futurism” and his artist-chefs looked at food as materials to be put together sculpturally, experientially, and oftentimes contradictorily, serving up inedible food for sensorial contrast and theatrical entertainment. By reconnecting the act of consuming with all five senses and encouraging playfulness with food, audiences visiting banished? productions’ Tacti le Dinner Car will embark upon a one-of-a-kind sensory/gustatory journey, with a renewed relationship to food at the destination
Pulling inspiration for its shape from Buckminster Fuller’s Dymaxion Car, Ernest Trova’s “Falling Man” sculpture and the Mercedes F-Cell Roadster among many other influences, the TACTILE DINNER CAR aims to mobilize the pseudo-edible Futuristic fusion of cuisine and theatre. TACTILE DINNER CAR will serve up playfully audacious “dishes” appropriated from F.T. Marinetti’s Futurist Cookbook, a tome of avant-garde experiments that use jarring sensory experiences to renew the art of eating.
Tickets will be sold in 15-minute increments during the operation hours and the length of each person’s experience will be self-determined.
Rotating A la Car(te) Items:
THE SUSHI INJECTURE
OX IN THE COCKPIT*
BLACK & WHITE*
DEVIL IN BLACK KEY*
BETWEEN HUNGER | BOREDOM
Complimentary Assorted Palate Cleansers
*Prepared from the Original Futurist Recipe
Read review in Washington City Paper