OCTOBER 9, 2015, 7:30-10:30pm
AGENDA: to feel things with other people
ATTENDEES: Alice Vogler, Jessica Gath, Natalia Garcez, Brian McCorkle, Wendy Ebb, Leili Huzaibach, Peter Dobil, Katrina Kruszewski, Hermione Spriggs, Vela Phelan, Michael Ingram, Dan Miller, Raj Kottamasu, Zach Britt, Jian Liang, Julia Zhang, Robin, Kevin and Christo.

Jessica Gath and I created a dinner. Each course of the dinner was inspired by one of the agenda items from PFQ, a 12-day conference of live performance, talks, discussions, workshops, and curatorial projects, October 8-October 25, 2015 organized by Panoply Performance Laboratory.

Agenda topics / what was served:

1. To liberate the self - Margaritas
2. To move towards multiplicity and flexibility - something shared on each table - Cheese and fruit plates
3. To pursue ideation - Water
4. Create something you want to be apart of - Each group at the tables was invited to help prepare a dish - salsas and guacamole
5. To push my own abilities - Different peppers / different levels of hot
6. To escape from hellworld - Mango, coconut, passion fruit sorbet
7. To become a symbol of freedom and glorious madness - Taco bar
8. To resist and reduce - Caramels
9. To keep going - Coconut cake
10. To be without agenda - THE END

“Eating together helps you connect. Eating together provides an opportunity to practice gratitude. Eating together helps you relax. Eating together improves nutrition. Eating together is fun!” -Guest

"Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly." - M.F.K. Fisher

"I sometimes think that the act of bringing food is one of the basic roots of all relationships." -the current (14th) Dalai Lama

"People who love to eat are always the best people.” - Julia Child

“First we eat, then we do everything else.” -M.F.K. Fisher

“One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.” -Luciano Pavarotti

“The belly rules the mind.” -Spanish Proverb

"Eating is not merely a material pleasure. Eating well gives a spectacular joy to life and contributes immensely to goodwill and happy companionship. It is of great importance to the morale." -Elsa Schiaparelli, Italian designer (1890-1973)

A bit more information:

PF: QUINQ is a 12-day conference of live performance, talks, discussions, workshops, and curatorial projects, October 8-October 25, 2015.

conference = a situation during which persons confer
conferance = a “con” like “comicon” for makers and fans
conference = a culmination of a period of labor
conference = states of being and becoming together

Even more information: Visit: http://panoplylab.org/quinquennial/?page_id=8

Special thanks to Esther Neff and Brian McCorkle

Photos by Vela Phelan