Last Friday night, artist Man Bartlett opened up his Bushwick apartment on Myrtle avenue for what he conceived as a networked pot-luck extravaganza called “#FEEDFEED.” A self-admittedly low-brow version of Relational Aesthetics, the event invited participants to contribute a meme or internet-inspired dish. The party didn’t only take place in New York as a simultaneous gathering was taking place in Sydney. People could participate in “#FEEDFEED” in person, via Twitter or by watching the livestreams online.
The project was Bartlett’s contribution to Portal, a cross-platform project that was put together by Janis Ferberg and Stephen Truax.
My favorite part was discovering the creative names people came up with for their potluck contributions.
Full disclosure: I attended with a Gimme Pizza and Gimme Pizzerelles … if you don’t know the meme, check this out.
Here is a partial list of the Brooklyn menu that I compiled with the artist’s help:
- Double Rainbow Cake (pictured above) — coincidentally, Sydney had one too
- Angry Birds (roasted chicken)
- Ritz Bit Coins
- Hypertext proto-cole slaw
- Prosciutto 3.0
- Kil0-beet salad
- wifi-key (for whiskey)
- hashtag browns
- Chatroulette cookies
- Allow Cookies (there were lots of cookies)
- ICANHAZCHEESEBURGERS — also in Sydney
- Chicken Ki-bauds
- Rice Krispy Tweets
- Kalestarter salad
- Mortadella meme (not sure what this is)
- and, of course, Spam.