The announcement card is finished and on its way to the printer.
Thanks so much to Horst Dieter Bürkle for the terrific design work.
We’ve arrived in Darmstadt, Germany to begin a month of work on our new project, Foodways. We’ve already met a number of great people, including farmers and retailers and vendors at Darmstadt’s lovely main market. The piece is both really simple and sometimes hard to explain. Here’s a brief description we’re working with now:
The group Spatula&Barcode (Laurie Beth Clark and Michael Peterson) are known for organizing creative and playful artistic events, fitted to a particular place and always involving food and hospitality. Now they draw a living social “map” to explore and celebrate how people grow, move, dispose of, transform, prepare, eat, and talk about food in Darmstadt.
Foodways Darmstadt is a part of GARTEN Utopien, the 11th “Vogelfrei” exhibition (its 20th anniversary) by the curator Ute Ritschel, and is also supported by the Internationalen Waldkunst Zentrum. For a schedule of related events and some information about us in German, visit the Vogelfrei homepage.
Here’s an image we made with some of our students that captures the spirit of the project:
If you are in or around Darmstadt and would like to be a part of the project, please email us at email@example.com
We’ll have more photos and information (some in German!) soon! And we’ll post more information, photos, and more all month long. A longer description follows below the fold: Read more…
The “Cooking with…” event that we auctioned in the benefit for Justin Bitner back in December was purchased by Bird Ross and Tom Loeser. A few weeks ago, we were finally able to schedule a weekend that was compatible to all parties. Read more…
Thanks to everyone who has participated in Café Allongé by attending a performance.
We’re hoping you had a great experience and that you are willing to share it with us. You can do this by posting a comment below or by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If by any chance you did not receive a souvenir mug when you attended one of our performances, write to us at email@example.com and we’ll arrange to get one to you.
We’ll be hosting a party to celebrate the project in late January at which you will have the opportunity to speak with all the performers. More details coming soon.
Laurie Beth and Michael
On Friday night October 4th I had the thrilling experience of zipping around downtown to check on the 6 performances from the Café Allongé project that were happening almost simultaneously. Like so much else about the project, this enriched my sense of Madison’s geography and culture and yet again made me appreciate this town.