Empty_glass 02 initiated a symposium that explored the infrastructure of dining tables. Table height, indispensable aids for pleasurable eating and the connection with the bathroom were investigated with empty_glass 02. A Dadaist poem by Jeschkelanger gave a clue for the evening. The poem describes, similar to a menu sequence, how countless tastes remain untitled. Also inspired by the poem, a total meal with innumerable tastes was developed, which in stages became a cumulative taste of charcoal, beetroot, cambucha mushroom and goat ayran.
Empty_glass is a symposia format focusing on the encounter between Jeschkelanger, the chef Hayk Seirig and invited guests. During the time spent together at the glass table, a multi-course menu is served directly on the glass, with each course overlapping. The conversations and gestures merge into a shared experience. The guests do not know each other and form a temporary community at the table. The glass panel left behind is consulted as an equal protocol. Every guest, no matter how silent, is visible through their position and gestures on the glass plate. The entire group also generates a life sound through contact microphones attached directly to the glass. The sounds of the guests' interaction with the glass flow into a live set of the experimental sound artist Metaboman. With empty_glass, Jeschkelanger searches for the shape of Contact Zones that can manifest themselves upon the materiality of glass.
Stage 1: printed wafer, celery kombucha
Stage 2: dill aspic, smoked pumpkin, cucumber ice cream, frisee lettuce
Stage 3: baked apple, savoy cabbage, Jerusalem artichoke and parsley cream, quince foam
Stage 4: baked beetroot balls, beetroot syrup, goat cheese and watercress sauce, crispbread
Date of empty_glass: 29.01.2018
Number of guests: 26
Invitation text by: Jeschkelanger
Materials protocols: Glass, menu from empty_glass 02
Images by: Uta Eckwerk, Studio Eyecandy, Jan Brockhaus, Jeschkelanger