White Zinfandel curates a playful video and website series for Kunsthall Stavanger, to go with their latest issue, La Grande Bouffe. The issue is set to launch at Phillip Johnson's Glass House on October 13, 2013. Video contributors include Korakrit Arunanondchai, Davide Balula, Daphne Fitzpatrick, and Jonathan William Turner of Yemenwed.
La Grande Bouffe is based on the seminal French 1973 film directed by Marco Ferreri, in which food is “the last hope hidden in the despair of living.” Artists responded with loose interpretations that engaged with the rigor and discipline of pushing boundaries.
Contributors to the issue include Marina Abramovic, Agathe Snow, Aric Chen, Asger Carlsen, Cay Sophie Rabinowitz, Hans Ulrich Obrist + Simon Castets, Chris Burden, Daniel Gordon, David Horvitz, Davide Balula, Frédéric Malle + Sissel Tolaas, Ethel Rohan, Lucas Blalock, Luis Gispert, Luke Stettner + Carmen Winant, Nicole Wermers, Pete Deevakul, Raul Martinez, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, and Seth Zucker.
A biannual publication by W/—— Projects (“With Projects”), White Zinfandel is devoted to the visual manifestation of food and culture produced within the lives of creative individuals. Interested in the intersections between the various creative fields, White Zinfandel is a continuation of this curatorial experiment, coupling food and art as a reliable means to provoke unexpected reactions, cravings and curiositites.
Each issue is dedicated to a food ‘theme’ and is launched with a curated dinner concepted by a chef who also reacts to the issue’s theme. The dinner itself is an opportunity to create a more immersive artistic experience for the invited community of fine artists, writers, architects, curators and designers.
Korakrit Arunanondchai, Painting With History In a Room Filled With Men With Funny Names 2 (Mango and Sticky Rice)
Mango and Sticky Rice is the most touristic dessert in Thailand. It is also the best dessert in Thailand. For the full experience of Mango and Sticky Rice, you also have to eat it in Thailand. This video documents a very critical moment during the past summer where me and my twin, Korapat, ate Mango and Sticky Rice together. I was the one that prepared the coconut milk.
Jonathan William Turner, Endless Becoming - Self-Improvement
Endless Becoming - Self-improvement is one of three sequences in the forthcoming video Endless Becoming. Why are we driven to improve ourselves, to rise through the social ranks, to cling to our a personal sense of self and hold onto it for dear life? Beyond the surface desires for money, power, pleasure and fame, this ‘eternal and weary wheel of endless becoming’ that drives humanity is almost a complete mystery. Through historical, theological and scientific research, we have a vague sense of it’s origins but no idea of where this is all going in terms of the grand scheme of the universe. Endless Becoming will explore this state of eternal transcendence as we collectively slip into the trans-human void.
This segment was originally commissioned for the August 16th, 2013, Genesis P-Orridge performance, "Psychic TV: Dreams Less Sweet," in conjunction with the Warhol Museum exhibition, "Genesis Breyer P-Orridge: S/HE IS HER/E."
Actor: Dina Chang. Music: "Clouds Without Water" from the album "Dreams Less Sweet" by Psychic TV.
Daphne Fitzpatrick, Ham and Cherries
A crude low tech 35 second video collage of food with audio track of Marco Ferreri working on set.
Davide Balula, Food O'Clock
This project was created for you.
It is an encouragement.
It is for you not to forget that you should be eating right now.