The New Paper vs. Plastic Debate


I’m used to press dinners. And they’re almost always the same. Food. Drinks. Chatter with writers. Drunk. Stuffed. Repeat.

Last night I was invited to a preview performance of A Tactile Dinner. I mistakenly thought it was a press dinner. I don’t know much about the Futurism movement, besides what I soaked up during college Art History classes, but what I do know is this was NOT the “press dinner” I was used to. It was way more performance than food (audience forced to eat with one hand–no utensils, and play a music box with the other), but an experience nonetheless.

Regardless, check out the photo above. It’s a fucking box of water. What looks like it should be filled with Hawaiian Punch is actually filled with freaking water. Is this the new paper vs. plastic debate?

Event details post jump. And please excuse the bare nails. But, ps – have you checked out my new fav blog?!?!

Viva la degustacione!

banished? productions cordially invites you to

Marking the 100th anniversary of Futurism,
banished? productions cordially invites everyone
to celebrate the passé-ist glory of Futurist degustation:
a tactile seven-course “meal” of gastronomic revolution!
Pasta Prohibited!

at the Arthur S. Flemming Center (1426 9th St NW)
Sat 07/11: 7p, 9:15p
Sun 07/12: 3p, 6:15p, 8:15p
Mon 07/13: 7:30p
Sun 07/19: 4p, 7:30p

R.S.V.P. or food-related concerns to

Course 1: Polyrhythmic Salad
Course 2: Aural Sensations
Course 3: Aerofood
Course 4: Magic Food
Course 5: Visual Nutrients
Course 6: Totalrice
Course 7: Tactile Vegetable Garden

Tickets on sale today! 4 ways to get your tickets…

*Call 866-811-4111
*Buy Online here!

*Visit the Festival Box Office @ 607 New York Ave NW
*Cash only admissions 1 hour before performance @ Arthur S. Flemming Center, 1426 9th St NW DC

A $5 gratuity is suggested.
More info? Visit or e-mail

Donate to banished? productions via Fractured Atlas!

A TACTILE DINNER is presented as part of the 2009 Capital Fringe Festival
Capital Fringe Festival & the Baldacchino Gypsy Tent Bar
607 New York Ave NW * Washington, DC 20001 *

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  • Bliz July 8, 2009  

    what the what?!

  • Harmony July 8, 2009  

    I’ve read a few accounts of Futurist gastronomy meals, and I must say while an interesting art movement I like to actually enjoy my meal.

  • Nick July 8, 2009  

    I had “Magic food” once in college.

    I thought I was being chased by the devil for 2 days straight.

    Maybe pass on Course 4 is all I’m saying…

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