Flavio Gignoni Cartestia (food art), Mattheu Cherubini (coding), Martux_M (audio), Fito Segrera (tech assistance)
The 'Aerobanquets RMX' is a series of immersive, augmented sensorial experiences focused on taste and perception. Loosely based on the Futurist Cookbook, the (in)famous Italian book of surreal dinners and recipes first published in 1932, the 'Aerobanquets' was premiered at the Chronus Art Center in Shanghai in spring 2018. The project is a collaboration with chef Flavio Ghignoni Carestia, who created an original menu based on the futurist cooking style. Part-manifesto, part-artistic joke, the Futurist Cookbook is a collection of recipes, experiments, declamations and allegorical tales: here are recipes for ice cream on the moon; candied atmospheric electricities; nocturnal love feasts; sculpted meats. The Futurist Cookbook is a provocative, visionary work on the future of nourishment, which well ahead of time touched on issues of post-capitalistic societies and labor that are so relevant to our times. Aligned with the futurist notion of a 'total work of art', the 'Aerobanquets RMX' are veritable multi-sensorial journeys encompassing all the senses: sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch.