The participatory Art piece The solanum Tuberosum Banquet consist on a physical installation and a bilingual Potato Recipe Cookbook (printed and online formats). Areas of inquiry include a way of sharing during these times of isolation, personal space, the domestic space and the potato.
The Potato Recipe Cookbook, composed by the recipes collected on an Open Call, is the starting point of this artwork. The art installation represents the project in a physical dimension, consisting on a formal, round dining table containing full dinnerware, potato centrepiece and a circular floor base of soil. Each continent is represented by a recipe sourced during the project, which is printed in a ceramic plate.
The Solanum Tuberosum Banquet Cookbook
This compendium of 44 potato recipes is the result of an open call for potato recipes around the world.
The bilingual cookbook creates a new space for sharing during times of isolation and allow us to partake moments around a table in compensation for all the family and friends dinners that we are missing during this times.
Potatoes make the world go round.
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The Solanum Tuberosum Banquet – Indoors brings a quite enclave to share and enjoy the sensorial experience of the Solanum Tuberosum Banquet. In this space audience and participants put their feet on the ground. They can find cooked dished and their fragrances during the first day of the installation and throughout the rest of the exhibition they can observe the printed ceramic dishes in representation
A happening where potato recipes are shared and enjoyed can happen when lockdown restrictions are lifted.
Banquet in the English’s South Coast
The Solanum Tuberosum Banquet – Banquet England’s South Coast is a one day pop-up exhibition which brings to the audience and participants an outdoors experience while opening the piece to a wider range of viewers, whom may not feel included into gallery spaces.
Together with the serenity of the channel, soft winds and tranquil boats the banquet feels relaxed, comfortable and pleasant.
Banquet in the South Downs
The Solanum Tuberosum Banquet – Banquet in the South Downs is a one day pop-up exhibition which brings to the audience and participants an outdoors experience while opening the piece to a wider range of viewers, whom may not feel included into gallery spaces.
The heavy winds in contrast with the peaceful landscape brings a different dynamic to this (normally) very serene and quiet set-up.