'Gastro-performance' SynaesthEat is back in town as part of 'Your Reality is Broken'.
Monday, 06 February
Guest Projects - Sunbury House, 1 Andrews Road, E8 4QL
(just off Broadway Market)
Tickets: £30 - Limited places, 15 guests per dinner only!
*The menu is vegetarian and gluten free
An intimate dining experience stimulating the senses in a delicate and intriguing way, SynaesthEat explores the ritualistic aspect of meals, which can be easily overlooked in our fast-paced, multi-tasking times. Eating on the go while we work and travel, grabbing a ready meal at the end of the day, socialising over a meal out - have we handed over responsibility for our nourishment to the global food industry with no questions asked?
During an unconventional and surprising four-course meal, diners are encouraged to embark on the sensorial and emotional journeys that can be triggered by food and to reflect on what, why and how we eat. SynaesthEat offers a space for individuals to connect to themselves while savouring a unique communal experience.
We're presenting a dynamic "pocket version" of SynaesthEat with brand new recipes for the festival's opening night ceremony on Feb 2nd (Thursday) - join us!
Developed by Brazilian artist Rafaela Rocha, these two presentations are a collaboration with London-based chef Steve Wilson.
Rafaela Rocha is a Brazilian artist and journalist with an MA in Art and Science from Central Saint Martins (2013). Currently working as a child minder, she is interested in art as a tool for intimacy and self-awareness - a way to access emotional layers that might be guarded from casual everyday interactions. She has presented SynaesthEat in Rio de Janeiro, Berlin and London. More info: www.cargocollective.com/rafamrocha
Steve Wilson (BSc) is a chef, sociologist and entrepreneur with a fascination for flavour and sensory perception as well as the artistic, social, cultural, nutritional and environmental aspects of food.
Trained in France, Greece, Bristol and London, his previous experience includes Head Chef/ GM at The Russet in Hackney Downs Studios, community food surplus event The People's Kitchen (2010) and natural soft drinks company, The Dalston Cola Company (2011). Currently working as a freelance chef, cookery teacher and food designer, Steve is the director of Make Kit: an NHS backed social venture distributing healthy recipe packs to families in social housing to combat obesity and reduce health inequalities.