The contents of this book record an artistic participatory performance dinner that I created with the help of other artists. The event took place in a barn in upstate New York. The wooden box contains a booklet and a card attached to the inside cover. The booklet is the “recipe book,” its pages are pieces of the paper “tablecloths” from the event. They record the spills from food and drink. The text interspersed between these pages comprises the menu and the poems—by Pia Marrella Cisternino—read at the meal.
The cover of the booklet has photographs showing before and after images of the tables. The card on the inside cover of the box has photographic images of food served at the event and of the barn. Opening the card activates an integrated sound module, which plays the sounds from the event.
|Title||Feast at Stone Ridge|
|Place of Publication||Cambridge, MA|
|Author of Text/Poet||Pia Marella Cisternino|
|Additional Contributors||Some photographs by Martin Bechthold|
|Printing/ Reproduction Process||Inkjet printed|
|Number of Images/ Illustrations||20|
|Image/ Illustration Process||Printed photographs, food and wine marks on paper|
|Book Structure/ Binding Method||A card and a booklet enclosed in a wooden box; the booklet is a sewn Asian binding|
|Medium/ Materials||Paper, wine and soup stains, egg shells, bread crumbs, linen thread, inkjet printed photographs, integrated sound module, wooden box|
|Paper Stock||Drawing paper, Canson translucent Vellum (55 lb)|
|Number of Pages||22|
|Dimensions (WxH) or (WxHxD)||Booklet 7 x 7 x 0.5 inches; wooden box 8 x 8.25 x 1.75 inches|
|Signed and Numbered?||Yes|