October 11, 2007

Meeting Through Fasting


This project was conceived and developed by Emilio Fantin, Giancarlo Norese, and Cesare Pietroiusti for the "First International Lunchtime Summit. A coming together of collective initiatives and socially engaged art in 16+ cities" (September 26th, 2003), organized by Sixteen Beaver Group, New York.

The three of us, each one in his own place and city (Bologna, Novi Ligure, Rome), observed a whole day of fasting on September 26th, 2003. During lunch and dinner time we introduced an original subject that became the plat du jour and conferred on it instead of eating. We also tried to guess what the other two were thinking about the chosen topic.
Our project tried to reach an indirect, neither personal nor auto-referential, common thinking. We then collected our considerations together with some pictures of the sites where our action took place.

Click here to download the booklet (redesigned in 2007; PDF, 1.65 MB)