Eat the Performance. An invitation to Traces curated by Emilie Baltz
Multi-course, interactive dinner with paired wine, cocktails and soundscape.
Last call for Monday : Only a few seats left for Monday, March 10th dinner performance.
Intimate setting of 20 guests.
DATE: March 10 // 12
Please contact email@example.com to rsvp and instructions will be sent to complete payment/reservation // WSJ will be in house filming and documenting on Monday 10.
// Hotel Particulier is pleased to present an experimental and collaborative artwork between artists Courtney Smith and Iván Navarro entitled MELLOWDRAMA.
A multifunctional, sculptural “stage” environment designed by Courtney Smith, illuminated by Ivan Navarro will be continuously activated and transformed by a series of performances and occupations.
For 2 nights, a multi-course meal entitled Traces, curated by Emilie Baltz and designed in collaboration with chefs Jose Ramirez-Ruiz and Pamela Yung will be served directly onto the “stage”.
Traces is an eating experience that uses the table as canvas, tracing the interactions of guests by engaging them in a hands-on dinner.
From vinaigrette drizzled on palms to tartar tasting with their ﬁngertips, guests take a journey outside of their comfort zone to a realm of unexpected experimentation as they eat using no utensils, left with only their hands to taste and savor the food.. The evidence of the engagement results in the creation of a series of tableau “vivants” that serve as edible abstraction.
// Emilie Baltz is a French-American designer and artist based in New York City and Paris. She creates eating experiences that provoke new connections within the 5 senses as a means of stimulating the individual and the collective. By using the eating experience as both lens and machine for cultural reﬂection and creation, Baltz’s work reframes, requestions and reminds us of the fundamental place food occupies in our life as a portal into both the primitive and the civilized. At the intersection of design, performance and the visual arts, Baltz’s work mirrors that of a chef in the kitchen, mixing ingredients of expression by blending photography, product and environment with the human senses to provoke new interpretations of individual and collective foodways.
Baltz is based between New York City and Paris, France and is part of the founding faculty of the School of Visual Arts Products of Design program as well as the founder of the Food Design Studio at Pratt Institute. She teaches team-building workshops and innovation sessions for corporations, small businesses and institutions, as well as creating multimedia performances for public and private institutions.
Her work has been commissioned by EMPAC (Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center), The Vitra Design Museum, New Media Scotland, Trienal of Portugal, Eyebeam, New Zealand Food Institute, Yale University, The Museum of Art and Design and The Museum of Sex. She has collaborated with artists David Byrne, Chef Albert Adria, David Lynch, Droog Design and Limoges Porcelain. Her corporate clients include LVMH, Microsoft, AOL, Ebay, F&W Media, Bombay Sapphire, Ketel One, Dupont, Panasonic and PUMA.
Baltz is the author of the award-winning “L.O.V.E FOODBOOK“, recipient of Best First Cookbook in the World at the Prix Gourmand held annually in the Louvre, Paris; as well as the nationally featured cookbook, “Junk Foodie: 51 Delicious Recipes for the Lowbrow Gourmand“.
Emilie lectures internationally on the power food to transform the lives of creators and consumers.
// Hotel Particulier. in French contexts, is referred to a townhouse or any other building seeing frequent visitors, rather than a place offering accommodation. Located in a former loading dock in Soho Hudson Square, Hotel Particulier is a curated establishment involving the unrestricted use of all artistic disciplines in the shaping of a particular artistic concept.
Founded in 2012 by Frederique Thiollet, Hotel Particulier’s art and cultural platform provides a space for curated events and art programming, as well as a select communal working space with a think tank/experimental lab for the development of ideas related to culture, art and technologies. Contemporary art editions, objects of affection and other collaborative projects are available in our gallery/curated shop.