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04_ARC 299 Week 4_Poster
Transcript of 04_ARC 299 Week 4_Poster
The meal begins. The first course is a 'polyrhythmic salad,' which consists of a box containing a bowl of undressed lettuce leaves, dates and grapes. The box has a crank on the left side. Without using cutlery, the guests eat with their right hand while turning the crank with their left. This produces music to which the waiters dance until the course is finished.
The second course is 'magic food', which is served in small bowls covered with tactile materials. The bowl is held in the left hand while the right picks out balls made of caramel and filled with different ingredients such as dried fruits, raw meat, garlic, mashed banana, chocolate, or pepper. The guests cannot guess what flavor they will encounter next.
The third course is 'tactile vegetable garden,' which is a plate of cooked and raw green vegetables without dressing. The guest eats the vegetables without the use of their hands, instead burying their face in the plate of vegetables, feeling the sensation of the greens on their face and lips. Each time a guest raises their head to chew, the waiters spray their face with perfume.
As a survey currently on view at the Guggenheim reminds us, Italian Futurism ranks among the more bizarre art movements in history. The Futurists were fascist and pro-war, they saw cars as the ultimate aesthetic achievement and, perhaps most scandalously, they were vehemently anti-pasta. Italy's traditional cuisine had weighed its people down, they believed, making them nostalgic and sluggish. To combat this culinary complacency, the movement’s founder, F.T. Marinetti, published a cookbook in 1932 to offer "brand-new food combinations in which experiment, intelligence and imagination will economically take the place of quantity, banality, repetition and expense."
But while the Futurist diet is certainly inventive, it’s not so easy to maintain. The recipes ban forks and knives, incorporate perfume and music, and often require chemistry and sculpture skills. Fortunately, Marinetti threw many Futurist banquets to demonstrate the principles of his cooking manifesto, which is part of the Guggenheim exhibition “Italian Futurism 1909-1944: Reconstructing the Universe” (up through September 1). Perhaps the show will even inspire a few adventurous visitors to host their own Futurist-themed dinner parties; here are a few original Futurist recipes to get started.
"Pastry in animal shapes, made of rice flour and eggs, filled with jam and served in a hot pink broth spiked with a few drops of Italian eau de Cologne."
"Hollow out an orange to form a little basket in which are placed different kinds of salami, some butter, some pickled mushrooms, anchovies and green peppers. The basket perfumes the various elements with orange. Inside the peppers are hidden little cards printed with a Futurist phrase or a surprising saying. (For example: 'Futurism is an anti-historical movement,' 'Live dangerously,' 'With Futurist cooking, doctors, pharmacists and grave diggers will be out of work,' etc.)"
Cubist Vegetable Patch
"1. Little cubes of celery from Verona fried and sprinkled with paprika;
2. Little cubes of fried carrot sprinkled with grated horseradish;
3. Boiled peas;
4. Little pickled onions from Ivrea sprinkled with chopped parsley;
5. Little bars of Fontina cheese; N.B. The cubes must not be larger than 1 cubic centimetre."
"The diner is served from the right with a plate containing some black olives, fennel hearts and kumquats. From the left he is served with a rectangle made of sandpaper, silk and velvet. The foods must be carried directly to the mouth with the right hand while the left hand lightly and repeatedly strokes the tactile rectangle. In the meantime the waiters spray the napes of the diners’ necks with a perfume of carnations while from the kitchen comes contemporaneously a violent sound of an aeroplane motor and some music by Bach."
White and Black
"A one-man-show on the internal walls of the stomach consisting of free-form arabesques of whipped cream sprinkled with lime-tree charcoal. Contra the blackest indigestion. Pro the whitest teeth."
"A big cylinder of plain ice cream has peeled bananas standing on top of it to look like palm trees. Hide some hard-boiled eggs, with their yolks removed and filled with plum jam, among the bananas."
(Recipes interpreted by the author from the 1989 Suzanne Brill translation of The Futurist Cookbook.)
MáAGRIPPAáLáFáCOSáTERTIUMáFECIT, "Marcus Agrippa, son of Lucius, consul for the third time, built this."
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Futurism (Italian: Futurismo)
was an artistic and social movement that originated in Italy in the early 20th century. It emphasized speed, technology, youth and violence and objects such as the car, the aeroplane and the industrial city.
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a style of decorative art, architecture, and design prominent in western Europe and the US from about 1890 until World War I and characterized by intricate linear designs and flowing curves based on natural forms.
(/də ˈstaɪl/; Dutch pronunciation: [də ˈstɛil]), Dutch for "The Style", also known as neoplasticism, was a Dutch artistic movement founded in 1917 in Amsterdam. The De Stijl consisted of artists and architects  In a narrower sense, the term De Stijl is used to refer to a body of work from 1917 to 1931 founded in the Netherlands. Proponents of De Stijl advocated pure abstraction and universality by a reduction to the essentials of form and colour; they simplified visual compositions to the vertical and horizontal directions, and used only primary colors along with black and white.
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