An Experiment in Transmutational Sociability
December 16, 2017
Brooklyn, New York
Social sculpture
Overview

A Le Corbuffet food event in support of City Harvest, a food rescue organization that helps to feed the hungry in New York City.

An Experiment in Transmutational Sociability

The neighbourhood of Bedford–Stuyvesant in Brooklyn has the highest rate of food insecurity in New York. A Le Corbuffet food situation took place on a wintery December afternoon, wherein roughly thirty participants were asked to bring non-perishable foods for City Harvest, a food rescue organisation that helps to feed the hungry in New York City. As an exercise in transmutational sociability, over 160 pounds of non-perishable food was collected over the course of the three-hour social sculpture. During this time, participants engaged in the activity of feeding others while by being fed themselves, and increased the sustenance that the initial meal could provide exponentially.

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City Harvest