In a cycle of sustainability and life, history meets the future in OPENrestaurant's latest performance art banquet, Spinning Marinetti's Wheels, to be held at SFMOMA. The banquet is part of the museum's larger "Metal + Machine + Manifesto = Futurism's First 100 Years" showcase.
OPENrestaurant is the art-driven collective founded by members of Chez Panisse restaurant staff Jerome Waag, Stacie Pierce and Sam White. They periodically move to an art space experimenting and turning the restaurant experience into an artistic expression.
In line with ideas of reshaping futurism to reflect sustainability and circulation, Heritage Salvage was brought in to craft two spectacular recycled wood tables upon which the female chefs will carve and create the banquet feast. The tables join together to make an 8x6 foot arena for the performance.
The wood for the two custom-made Tamarack butcher-block style tables is reclaimed from a 1927 granary in Moscow, Idaho. For the full story, see www.heritagesalvage.com.
OPENfuture banquet is at 8 p.m. Oct. 17 at SFMOMA, 151 Third St., San Francisco. Tickets are $50 to $65 and available at SFMOMA or sfmoma.org/futurism.
About Heritage Salvage www.heritagesalvage.com
Heritage Salvage, practicing sustainable enthusiasm, specializes in reclaiming, repurposing and reusing wood and building materials from existing structures. We offer recycled building materials and custom wood furniture for sale and contract for design-build projects in commercial and residential applications.
About OPENrestaurant www.openrestaurant.org
OPENrestaurant, Seed the sensible .. Harvest the impossible, OPENrestaurant is the project of a collective of restaurant professionals who sought to move their environment to an art space as a way to experiment with the language of their daily activities. This displacement turns the restaurant, its codes and architecture, into a medium for artistic expression which is made available to cooks, farmers, artists and activists as a way to explore issues around food and society. Held for one night every few months it creates an informal forum by focusing on a specific issue. OPENrestaurant is the project of Stacie Pierce, Jerome Waag and Sam White, all part of the Chez Panisse restaurant staff.
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