SWINGING PLASTICINE I

2011 / Performance with Michael Fesca / Errant Bodies / Berlin

In a multi-week process, the artist Michael Fesca created a 5-piece tableware made of plasticine – delicate vesselsfor food and beverages, which can be deformed with every touch and never fully substantiated. The result is a soft, oily image of the “good dishes”, which in turn is used for a ritual use of an evening. The dishes may be used only once,they are being deformed by it and become dirty. The strange material irritates the user. The gray plasticine, plastic material par excellence, remains soft, just as the food that is being served.
Especially for this dinner ware the dilettantin produktionsbüro creates a colorful five-course meal, whose individual courses are being prepared over a period of several hours right in front of the evening guests and are being served without cutlery.

A situation is created marked by contradictions: on the one hand, the material of the tableware with its gray colorand smell of plasticine is rather repellent, on the other hand, the fragrant, colorful food is very seducing. Ultimately a new sensual experience of eating is being created as the guests approach the food carefully, using their hands and / or flovorless crackers. The used plates are collected on the long side of the table and exhibited.
The performance is conceived as an ongoing and transformative series at different locations.


MenuI
Fresh Goat Cheese with Grape Confit
II Cucumber Soup with Papaya, Mint & Bacon
III Shrimp in Ginger Spice Jam on Safran Risotto 
IV Pikeperch fillet with Chili Spice Jam 
and Mashed Potato Beeds
V Quark Mini Tartlet with Orange Mousse 
and Lavender Spice Jam