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The Laundry Arts presents 'Contatto' A performative dining experience at Guest Projects

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The Laundry Arts are excited to invite you to an intimate evening and Supper Club at Guest Projects.

Artist and Designer Giulia Soldati contributor on our current and third project 'Nom' - co-curated by Sabrina Hasan and Loren Elhili, will be performing 'Contatto' - a Food performance and sitting designed to expand the ritual of eating into a wholly visceral practise.

'Contatto is an eating experience aimed at reconnecting us with our food. By placing food directly on the skin, taste is extended to the realm of touch. From the moment we feel the weight, texture and temperature of our food: we anticipate and understand what we are about to consume. Serving becomes an intimate gesture and mode of communication between the chef and the diner: an act of giving and receiving that can inspire a new culinary choreography ' - Giulia Soldati.

'Contatto' has been exhibited in Spain, The Netherlands, Germany and Soldati plans to take it further a field. We are excited to bring this experience to London for the first time!

Giulia Soldati is an Italian artist and designer, currently based in Milan, Italy. After her MA in Social Design at the Design Academy Eindhoven, Giulia began researching ways to merge the world of food and design. Her work commonly employs food as a tool to explore our relationship with our bodies.

 

'Contatto' is a tactile intimate experience consisting of 8 short courses.

 

Menu:

Bruschetta with cherry tomatoes, fried bread crumbs, basil, olive oil, garlic

Egg yolk, fried bread crumbs, salt and pepper

Stracciatella di burrata with caramelized cherry tomato

Fresh vegetables infused with lemon and sprayed with balsamic vinegar

Spaghetti with bottarga / pistachios, olive oil

Homemade pasta with tomato sauce and olives, capers and basil - (V) option for 6th course

or

Creamed peas with squid and lemon

- (Fish) option for 6th course

Honey, ricotta, grounded coffee, walnuts

Chocolate brownie, fresh mint, ice cream

*Please note that these dishes will be prepared in an environment where; nuts, egg , gluten , and dairy are present. 

 

At the end of the serving, there will be a short Q+A with Giulia and 'Nom' project and exhibition co-curator Lorén Elhili.

Lorén Elhili is London based curator committed to making visible and giving agency to, artists and discourses kept on the peripheries. Elhili’s practice is embedded within the postcolonial turn and critical race theory particularly in relation to diasporic communities and navigations of cultural hybridity. Elhili co-curated the group show Feminism(s) x The Arab & Muslim Diaspora in 2017, which explored the nuanced intersections of female voices from the Arab and Muslim Diaspora.

*TICKETS can be purchased through Eventbrite*

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/contatto-a-food-performance-supper-club-at-yinka-shonibares-guest-projects-tickets

Guest Projects is a fully accessible space, if you have any other requirements you would like to discuss with the team please get in touch on info@laundrysrvice.com.

*Photography and filming will take place on the night.

We look forward to having you with us for another great event.

The Laundry Arts Team

 

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