The Subnatural and MONTO
Dates: October 18th-21st (1-2pm). Booking essential.
Venue: ArtBox Gallery, James Joyce Street, Dublin 1. http://artboxprojects.wordpress.com
A responsive artwork by artist Bridget O'Gorman, menu by chef Clare Anne O'Keefe.
As part of ArtBox's LUNCHBOX series, we invite you to join us for "The Subnatural and MONTO", a food and art intervention in the MONTO. The event will take place in ArtBox gallery on James Joyce Street from 1-2pm, daily, October 18th- 21st. The event will begin with an artistic intervention, inspired by the spaces of MONTO by Bridget O'Gorman and moving onto a meal which will take a creative look at the local terroir and cuisine, using subnature as it's point of reference. Courses include a deconstructed "black" coddle, and an urban foraged salad. Vegan options available upon request.
The term "subnature" was coined by architectural theorist David Gissen in 2009 to describe the less desirable aspects of the built environment: puddles, pollution, and pigeons. Subnature questions the historical assumption behind the mostly unquestioned hierarchy in which light, air, and greenery are perceived as "good," while the equally natural dust, dirt, and weeds are unwelcome. Subnature and MONTO aims to engage with historical perceptions of subnatural environments and attempt to re-imagine them for the future.
"send it back from deep inside to where it came from transformed and used up"
"Taking a long, deep gulp of thickened blackened air now releasing it"