July 16th: Hommage to Daniel Spoerri

Marathon Eat Art


The Swiss-Roumanian Daniel Spoerri founded the Eat Art movement in the 1960s in Germany. His first major stylised pieces were called Tableau-piège, as he would invite people to eat over, and then would glue food and cupboard on the table top. The collage would be hanged vertically on a wall as a painting, a realist, honnest representation of the rests of a meal. Geography of past actions, glimpse of an intimate space in-between eaters, usually only penetrated by their waiter or waitress. These are iconic Eat Art pieces showing the interest for human relationships through the ritual and uses of food. 

Our use of disposable plates and ustensiles for the purpose of gluing brought us away from the primary New Realism aethetics (meatl plates, soiled, glass bottles, food leftovers). Our aesthetics was of the modern consumption, the multiplied similar items.


Melissa Sokoloff, her daughter Camille and me met up at on my backyard balcony to brunch together. At the end of the meal, conversations and child games with Camille, we glued the cleaned plates of the meal and the service pots and plastic cutlery on the tablecloth or a piece of the temporary table top. We glued the little objets the little girl played around with. 

Our meal, beginning.

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