A FOLDED STORM by Lital Dotan
April 26, 8pm
Immersive dinner performance for twelve participants
In her ongoing investigation of the everyday and the immersion of performance acts within daily routine, Lital Dotan initiates a series of seven course dinner performances. The dinner, made of edible textual images and served in singular porcelain sculptures, is an attempt to create a performance that engages the audience in the most primary manner while humoring traditional assumptions in performance art. Inspired by a variety of ceremonial traditions (from the Jewish “Seder” to the Japanese tea ceremony), Dotan wishes to create a dinner that “tells itself” and becomes its own tradition: a repeated-and-singular, perishable-and-sustainable everyday art act.
Folded Storm is the third in an ongoing series of transformations of the everyday that reflects on the basic needs to human survival- eating, sleeping, getting dressed. Previous performances dealt with actions such as sleeping (when Dotan offers her own bed as an immersive overnight sleeping environment) and dressing (her recently launched fashion label based on one-to-one dressmaking performances named Que sal mah).