I am cooking up a performance at the Grimmuseum, a Gallery here in Berlin. Gastrosurveillance was never that tasty. Think webcams in blancmangeboobs and roast piggies watching you. Vernissage 5 August at 20.00
2 Performance Dinners limited tickets only :5 August 20:00 and 7 August 20:00 pay to eat – watch for free
GRIMMUSEUM Fichte Strasse 2, 10967 Berlin
Exhibition runs from 5 August – 25 August 2010 Gallery opening times Thursday- Sunday 14:00 – 19:00
Das Grosse Fressen is a performance piece about gluttony and ecstasy by Caroline Hobkinson and Marjia Bozinovska Jones.
A dinner so perfect, so abundant, it drives the diners to their own death.
For one month the diners will exist in purgatory, their ghosts haunting the table at which they ate while the leftovers rot in front of them.
Food and eating can be heaven and it can be hell. Every human experiences their own gastronomic temptations and
ecstasies, guilt and pains. This work is an expression of both.
A group of paying guests take part in the most delicious feast. The menu is a homage to the 1973 film La Grande Bouffe where a group of men resolve to eat themselves to death. Whole parts of roast pork and huge blancmanche breasts will delight the diners.
Wine is free flowing.
Hidden cameras capture their drinking and eating. A pigs eye view, a camera in a carved out bread loaf. Gastro-surveillance
scrutinizing every delicious mouthful.
While people dine, a live feed is projected into the vault below the gallery. At the exhibition opening we watch our diners eat their final feast, but afterwards the work takes on another form:
The banquet table with all its remaining food, crockery and cutlery is left to rot.
The ghosts of the dinner haunt the gallery as projections and sound installations. While their feast rots, a second dinner is hosted with fresh diners and food. As before their leftovers remain, so does their ghostly video footage.
For tickets + information please email Mr. Creseote at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 0177 6354382
Vodka, Vermouth, Campari and more…
Wet your appetite.
Apéritif derives from the Latin “aperire”-
to open your stomach.
BIG BREAD IS WATCHING YOU
Gigantic sourdough bread with Gruyère and Goosefat
Braised German Octopus With Spanish Chorizo
Roast Pork + it’s head, ears, tail and trotters
served with Potato Dumplings and Apple Sauce
Gianormous Blanc-mange domes topped with
passionfruit jelly and a glaced cherry.
LET THEM HUG CAKE
Your very own Giant Cupcake with creamcheese and butter frosting
FUCK OFF- I’M FULL
One last wafer-thin mint
Wine is free flowing