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Mattia Ferroni: Illustrations on How to Use the Knife, the Spoon, the Chopstick and the Fork (The Art of Eating at Table)

Mattia Ferroni (UC Irvine): $3,630 for Illustrations on How to Use the Knife, the Spoon, the Chopstick and the Fork (The Art of Eating at Table). Graduate Arts Grant.

With this performance the artist intends to offer an interpretation of two distinct moments in the history of table etiquette: the “invention” of the use of the fork by Caterina de’ Medici in 16th century France and spectacularization of bodily functions by Louis XIV during state dinner

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