This week we present a work organized by Meaghan Ritchey, Supper. Supper was designed to be a communal dining and sensory experience with exquisite food and wine, handmade goods, incorporating spatial choreography. The menu items were hand-crafted and sourced by The Pixie and the Scout, paper goods were illustrated and printed by The Hungry Fox, and a sophisticated tablescape trough was designed by Pilot Projects. This work responds to the theme of “harvest” and Revelation 19:9:
Then the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the
wedding supper of the Lamb!” And he added, “These are the true words of God.”
From the Artist:
“Supper” was designed to be a communal dining and sensory experience with exquisite food and wine, handmade goods, incorporating spatial choreography. In a small passage in Robert Farrar Capon’s book, The Supper of the Lamb, he describes necessities of the proper slicing of an onion. The process involves taking a seat at the kitchen table rather than standing at the counter, for a good hour is meant to be spent in the company of the onion. “Supper” be not be ‘a mere trip to the trough.’ It illustrates the importance of the relationship between objects in meeting with each other, occupying a space in time with their being. Sourcing and preparation for “Supper” was by The Pixie and the Scout, a network of growers and producers formed over years of sourcing and cooking in the North Atlantic region; The custom menu offered a celebration of time-honored techniques from some of New York’s finest kitchens; an aesthetic expression composed of simple, exquisite details and a commitment to cooking and eating toward the future of food. The architectural experience was been designed by Pilot Projects Design Collective of NYC. Custom dinner troughs invite participants into a unique food-sharing experience incorporating elements of light, structure and choreography.
Eight years ago, Meaghan Ritchey moved to NYC to earn her BA in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from The King’s College. Born in the West Texas town of El Paso, and currently residing in the South Bronx neighborhood of Mott Haven, she loves identifying regional distinctives and local flavor in her writing. She shares a brownstone with seven friends and spends much of her free time on a bicycle. Meaghan is the Managing Editor of The Curator and Director of International Arts Movement.
This work was curated by Jeffrey Leiser.
This work is copyrighted by the artists and used here with permission.