Author: S.T. Lore
Client: ACCA [Australian Centre For Contemporary Art]
Designer: Matt Hinkley
Format: 1000 copies, ACCA NEW15 Catalogue
Year: 2015, ISBN: 980-0-947220-07-5
'... Dishes begin stacking on the table: corn fried in mayonnaise, green onion pancakes, scallops doused in rice wine, potato croquettes, cockles fried in Kimchi, and live octopi squirming over a fresh wad of napkins. With the sudden arrival of food, the political activity of the group is made visible: any discourse held in check by the violent swiping of gadgets. Distant voices announce dish numbers like an infomercial lottery — ‘Number 71, Number 85’. Larry was not expecting this table of cool, biting friction. It is a gastronomic parliament only lacking a bouquet of eager microphones. Reaching out for his first dish, a thin woman to his right, narrates his selection in aloud: ‘Classic Hor Fun! Slightly oily, the delicate rice noodles cool the dish.’ Without touching any food, she introduces herself: ‘Lyn. Speech therapist. You should take better care of yourself Larry. You might even be handsome if you were thinner. Me? I rarely eat. I enjoy looking at the food. But then I try not to smile either.’ Then, she offers him in a low and discrete whisper: ‘It produces wrinkles’.'