a film by Chris Sollars & Matt Volla

video by Chris Sollars
music by Matt Volla

Based on our reactions to Filippo Tommaso Marinetti's 1908 Futurist Manifesto & the 1932 Futurist Cookbook.

Originally mixed live for OPEN Restaurant's OPENFuture: Spinning Marinetti's Wheels Banquet at SFMOMA October 17, 2009.

The event took place in SFMOMA's atrium with Matt Volla's music playing on a surround speaker system and Chris Sollars' video projections mixing with live cameras of the event on the the upper Atrium Walls. Our sound and visuals corresponded to the events of the night and took inspiration from OPEN Restaurant's menu.

Feeding on Futurism's appetite for destruction, OPENrestaurant revisits F. T. Marinetti's provocative Futurist Cookbook from 1932 — which combined polemics with actual recipes designed to transform society — and realigns the movement's arguably fascist palate with a more sustainable approach to life. Look for cyclists delivering a locally sourced "wild beast"; and a women-only kitchen carving edible sculptures against a backdrop of stadium seating, emergency sirens, and spinning walls. Guests attending this clamorous banquet can expect to exalt in sounds, smells, and constant motion, and delight in, among other things, beef ice-cream cones, avocado cocktails, and flying panforte.

Part of Metal + Machine + Manifesto = Futurism's First 100 Years.

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