Project Description:

“Excito Excito”: A Veritable Feast is a collaborative artwork that creates, documents, and serves food dishes that represent and examine the past, present and foreseeable future of American food creation, production, manufacturing, and consumption.  The centerpiece of the installation is an elaborate Thanksgiving dinner reminiscent of Norman Rockwell’s painting “Freedom From Want.”

An elegant tablescape is filled with a variety of food dishes that represent three distinct categories: Past, Present, and Future. Past dishes are prepared with natural ingredients and whole foods. Present food dishes are made with a combination of whole food and artificial ingredients. The Future dishes are created from mostly artificial ingredients. The viewer is invited to take a seat at the feast and indulge in this bizarre assortment of food.  Each “guest” is provided with a menu that lists the ingredients of each dish, from butter and salt to hydrolyzed vegetable protein and autolyzed yeast extract.



Credit: Sanh Tran/ 75 Studios.
Venue: Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University