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Alfonso Borragán Presents :: Ötzi
11/07/2014 @ 8:00 pm - 17/07/2014 @ 10:00 pm
Ötzi is a banquet of transient signs. A ritualistic dinner, an event that explores diverse interpretations of ingestion and cultural absorption. Named after the oldest known european mummy, who was found to have carbon tattoos on his body, Ötzi deals with layers of history and digestion of signs.
Inked drawings articulate historical markings and function as archives of remembrance. In Ötzi, the trace appears through the medium of living bodies. By the consumption of animals and vegetables tattooed with images, through the material disappearance and transformation of flesh structures that are surfaces of inscription, a new ritual is enacted. A ritual of ingestion through which assimilation gives birth to newly generated meanings, bringing these marks back to their fragile and ephemeral status.
Diners are immersed in an unprecedented eating experience, through tattooed food, performance, ink, darkness and a cabinet of curiosities.
A delicious and unique four course meal. Dishes never seen before, a tailored menu not easy to forget.
A project by Alfonso Borragán and Silvio Palladino.
In collaboration with: chef Ian Ballantyne/Cult Events, designers Olivia Altaras and Camilla French, Tattoo artist Nikole Lowe/Good Times Tattoo.
Ötzi was in the Seven of the best pop-ups happening this week in London shortlist by Time Out Blog.