Loading Events

« All Events

Serve it Forth

December 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free

RSVP*

Serve It Forth is a workshop and exhibition that examines the intersection of attention and taste. Participants are invited to reconsider fundamental questions about food and sensory experience, while sharing a multi-course meal under heightened conditions of mindful awareness. With each edible item, guests are asked to engage in a new “protocol” of taste, focusing on a new condition of perception. Following the meal, discussions at the tables form shared discoveries that intersect and deviate.

This event echoes the writings of the great American food thinker, M.F.K. Fisher, who believed that it is difficult to convey the experience of taste to others, exactly because it is so abstract and ephemeral—but who believed, further, that when the experience of taste is to be shared, it must be narrativized. Telling a personal story of taste is like unearthing a secret. “There must be someone who understands what I mean,” she writes. “Probably everyone does, because of his own secret eatings.”[1]

This event participates in the Being Human Festival 2019 of the Humanities Council at Princeton University.

*All concerns regarding food allergies should be sent to serveit4th@gmail.com.

[1] M.F.K. Fisher, Serve It Forth, 2002

Please follow and like us:
error

Details

Date:
December 14
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Event Tags:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/serve-it-forth-tickets-82228171675

Organizer

Mana Contemporary
Phone:
201 604 2702
Email:
hello@manacontemporary.com
Website:
https://www.manacontemporary.com/

Venue

Mana Contemporary
888 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, 07306
+ Google Map
Phone:
201 604 2702
Website:
https://www.manacontemporary.com/