Experiments in Public Art: HARM TO TABLE

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Title: Experiments in Public Art: HARM TO TABLE
Photo Credit: Mandy Vink
Lead Artist(s):

Description:

HARM TO TABLE is a mobile dining experience with a metamorphosing dining table and focused menu with each item featuring an ingredient anticipated to be extinct in the next 20-40 years due to climate change. Matthew Mazzotta delivers this multi-sensory experience about our conversations on climate change into something physical, digestible. Born in Boulder Colorado, the home of the highest quantity of federal labs that track the changing climate, the project is traveling the country to stimulate conversation by serving food made of plants and natural resources of the area that will be in major decline or extinct. Mazzotta partnered with local industry leaders to build a specifically-Boulder menu: Rowdy Mermaid Kombucha crafted Ponderosa Osha Kombucha, Chef Tim Hessenbruch crafted a Wild Sarsaparilla and Sweet Grass Soup, and Fortuna Chocolate provided Chocolate Financiers with local bee pollen. The result: organic and impromptu conversations about one of our community's most pressing topics.

PROJECT LOCATION

Garden
Library
Park
Pop-up
Sidewalk
8/27/16 – Canyon Gallery Plaza in front of Boulder Public Library (150 participants) 9/1/16 – 63rd Street Farm - a private farm with CSA pick-up during the event (200 participants) 9/15/16 – Martin Park - a community park at base of federal labs research labs including NCAR, NOAA, and NIST (100 participants) Pearl Street Mall - a pedestrian mall (350 participants)
Boulder Public Library
1001 Arapahoe Avenue
Boulder, CO 80302
United States

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PROJECT TEAM

City of Boulder Office of Arts + Culture Public Art Program
Fortuna Chocolate, Shine Restaurant, Rowdy Mermaid Kombucha
Sienna Trapp Bowie, Tim Hessenbruch, Jamba Dunn
PROJECT DETAILS

Temporary
50,000
under $50K
Public
Performance
Mixed Media, Plant material, Sound
2016
2017