The Last Supper Salon 2010 will explore the creative individual as a self-made person and provocateur of social change. In contrast to the male robber baron of our industrial age, the contemporary version of the ‘self-made man’ is an artist of any gender, discipline; someone who is cross-cultural and cross-national, and someone tapped in to the individual as part of the border-less, collective wisdom created by open source ideas sharing. Humanity is transforming it’s identity to fit the current needs of a new economy, and socio-political environment. Using an experimental, multi-sensory, collaborative approach, we hope to critique the way we produce the goods and services that define our generation, the way we consume media, products and our environment, and the way open dialog, DIY and technology promotes self-made identity prototypes.
“. . . who cooked rotten animals lung heart feet tail borsht & tortillas dreaming of the pure vegetable kingdom/who plunged themselves under the meat truck looking for an egg . . .” –Allen Ginsberg, “Howl”
The times . . . they have never been easy. This is particularly true for the self-made individual—striking out on one’s own in 1920, in 1957, in 2010 for a greater purpose than oneself is bone-tiring. We do it because the prospect of staying still is more dire than the prospect of failing. Weary minds, hearts, bones need nourishment and at a most basic level sometimes the self-made needs the home-made: meatloaf, apple pie, curry, moussaka, food. Home may be far away, but the self-made individual can improvise—plunging under the meat truck to find an egg, as it were. This year’s Last Supper Festival food art exhibit is a celebration of improvised comfort food. We are searching for representations of food art that help ease the burden and nourish the soul and are created with whatever ingredients and space are at hand: the self-made gotta eat too.
Please include in e-mail: Artist Name, Title, Size, Ingredients, Installation Equipment/Needs, Instructions, Availability to attend opening, Short Bio, Interpretation (How work relates to theme of show), jpg Headshot (2″x3″ 300dpi), jpg of Food Art (300 dpi), Link to Food Artist’s website, Permissions to show in Festival and Press/Print Materials