Swarmings at Mildred's Lane and the Mildred Complex(ity) at MoMA Studio: Jen Gillette

Sunday, September 30, 2012, 12:30 p.m.

The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building, Mezzanine

These frequent visits by collaborating artists, writers, and critics at Mildred's Lane invite the public to participate in collective tasks and discussions, from hosting food-related events to explorations of creative processes related to the visual arts, writing, biology, and more.

This artist presentation includes a discussion of the food culture of Mildred's Lane, the role of the Digestion Choreographer, and the production of the Town + Country Cookbook via a shared snack at an ongoing table hoosh, or aesthetic organization system. In order to sit down and share in the food and the discussion, participants will agree to leave their place setting more beautiful than they found it. As at Mildred's Lane, participants will hoosh the table, arrange flowers, create an inviting meal atmosphere, act as hosts for later arrivals, and help clean up. Unlike Mildred's Lane, this will be happening on an ongoing basis, with the table constantly being reset and repopulated through an ongoing discussion of domesticity, hosting, food, and exchange.

Teacup parfait
Autumn shooters sandwich
Tinted water

Ingredients are from the 79th Street Greenmarket.

In conjunction with the exhibition MoMA Studio: Common Senses

This event is free and participation is on a first-come first-served basis.