In October 2016 we were invited by Alberto Aguilar to participate in “Home Meant Improv/Uncertainty Makes a Great Show,” the inaugural exhibition at Compound Yellow (formerly The Suburban). The exhibitition and its accompanying performance-based opening were designed as loose, experimental pop-up works.
Our installation, “Appetites and Offerings,” took as its inspiration the uncertainty around the approaching 2016 presidential election. We invited people to respond to the questions: "What do you yearn for?" and “What gives you sustenance?” We crowdsourced dozens of 5-course menus. The resulting installation is composed of a department store display cabinet, two aprons, nine glass decanters, twelve bags of flour, fourteen yellow cafeteria trays, fifteen salt packages, twenty bags of sugar, and 600 paper menus.
For the exhibition opening, we gave a reading/performance of a selection from the menus.