Of Course; Catalyst Arts Gallery, Belfast; 2022 (curated by Manuela Moser)
I designed a dining structure which aimed to facilitate communal eating, sharing and conversation as part of the exhibition Of Course. The exhibition was accompanied by a dinner party that unfolded over a month in a series of courses.
The starter course, Stone Soup, was an event developed collaboratively by Thomas Wells and I. ‘Stone Soup’ comes from a folktale in which hungry strangers convince a village to each give them a small amount of their food in order to make a meal that everyone can share. Participants were invited to bring along ingredients that were added to the soup, cooked in the gallery and enjoyed together.
Ceramics by Ronan Smyth
Fabrication by Peter Glasgow
Images: Simon Mills