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F.A.T/LAB (Food, Art and Technology) Choreographed Culinary Performance

F.A.T/LAB is a collective that works towards choreographed performative culinary experiences.

F.A.T/LAB stands for Food, Art and Technology, this name proposed by one of our collaborators, ZouZou Chapman, came after several meetings with Joel Chapman, the principal Chef, Christopher Jette, the music composer and Alejandro Casazi, the visual artist. Their work harmonizes sensory experiences (The Visual, The Sound, The Taste) in a carefully choreographed project that highlights the basic human activity of eating. Guests will engage in this “maximalist” dinner event, where an overstimulation of the senses will collide with every dish, taste, sound, and visual element. The installation, on view August 07 – October 03, 2010 as part of Call For Entries 2010, is a staging area for the dinner but also contains photographs, sound, and video projections to be included during the performance.

F.A.T/LAB consists of choreographing different disciplines on a basic, yet complex activity, eating. Three main characters compose it: The Visuals, The Sounds and Tastes.
It could be considered a maximalist dinner, in which and overstimulation of different senses collide on every dish, every taste, every element.

F.A.T/LAB alters the spatial qualities of the location, where the performance takes place. Visual and sonic alterations are synchronized with the food, smell and tastes, which are previously designed by the F.A.T/LAB group.

F.A.T/LAB works towards an experimental language through a multi-channel assimilation.

It is all focused on the experience of the spectator and the complex presentation of over stimulating pieces.

Visit: http://www.fatlabcollective.com/ to learn more about the collective and this one-of-a-kind project.

Special thanks to: Municipal Winemakers, Santa Barbara, CA

OPENING NIGHT
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (FREE ENTRANCE)
AUGUST 7 / 2010
Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara
7 – 9 PM.

RESERVATION INFO FOR PERFORMANCE ON:
SANTA BARBARA CA, SEPTEMBER 24 2010 7PM.

Please contact:
Valerie Velazquez
Assistant Curator/Development Manager
Contemporary Arts Forum, SB

653 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara,
CA  93101
Paseo Nuevo Mall
Upper Arts Terrace
www.sbcaf.org
p: +1 (805) 966.5373 x105
f: +1 (805) 962-1421
email: vvelazquez@sbcaf.org

F.A.T/LAB COLLECTIVE:
Music Composer: Christopher Jette
Principal Chef: Joel Chapman
Visual Artist Alejandro Casazi

F.A.T/LAB COLLABORATORS:
ZouZou Chapman
Bianca Brigidi (deSURL)

F.A.T./LAB Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=153745397986821

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