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DESCRIPTION

A culinary illusion by the chef Paul Pairet Tomate-Mozza et Encore is at the origin of the installation’s design.
Two plates visually identical, but with different tastings. This trick eye is unveiled thanks to a seesaw movement inspired by the theater machinery. The revelation happens as a change of scenery. This kinetic movement evokes the idea of the cooking process. When the two glass domes are slowly lifted up, two black light lamps bring the two plates ingredients list out, one is salted, the other sweet.
The collaboration with a perfumer adds an olfactory dimension to the sensory experience.

(Photos credits © Studio Élémentaires)

PLACE
Cookbook exhibition, Palais des Beaux-Arts (Paris)

DATE
From October 18th 2013 to January 9th 2014

CHEF
Paul Pairet

PERFUMER
Benjamin Bélizon (Mane)

CURATORS
Andrea Petrini & Nicolas Bourriaud

MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES
Wood battens, aluminum sheet, blacklight lamps, glass domes, pulleys, cables, motor, electronics, software, fragrance diffuser (Scentys)

INSTALLATION’S DIMENSIONS
Height 2m80 / length 2m / width 1m