kitchen studio

[More Kitchen Studio images on flickr.]

Kitchen Studio is as much a testament to communication in the digital era as it is evidence of Garnett’s love of cooking. In 2010, the painter began to snap pictures of her cooking activities, usually with her camera phone. Garnett immediately shared her photos on Twitter using her signature hashtag “tweetcuisine” while also capturing these images on a now defunct blog of the same title. Kitchen Studio, an instruction-less recipe box filled only with her photos, is a relic of this rather casual and ephemeral endeavor. Snapshots of her painting studio, which is located just steps from her kitchen, can also be found throughout the box. Kitchen Studio speaks to the ever-vanishing line between media and genres in Web 2.0 society, and the pervasiveness of these technologies in everything we do today from making art to sharing our food.

~ Nicole J. Caruth, entry from the exhibition catalog for With Food In Mind, The Center For Book Arts, 2011.

A Recipe for Disaster

C Magazine, Summer 2011In 2010, New York-based painter Joy Garnett began to snap pictures of her home cooking and eating activities with her Blackberry camera phone. Like many modern-day food lovers, she turned to the Web to share her pictures with others, instantly uploading them to Twitter and tagging each image with the hashtag #cookstir, which she would later change to #tweetcuisine. On Garnett’s blog of the same title, any tweet with the #tweetcuisine tag appeared in a rolling list, a sort of moving menu of the moment. For a time, Tweet Cuisine garnered attention from like-minded twitterati (including me), who would use the same hashtag to share what they were whipping up in their kitchens. But on the Web, content and interest quickly comes and goes. Within a year, the novelty of Tweet Cuisine had worn off and participation slowed; the original blog will soon be defunct.

Continue reading: Kitchen Studio: A Recipe For Disaster,” by Nicole J. Caruth, C-Magazine-2011 [PDF]

Recipes for Disaster

From: Agency of Agency of Unrealised Projects (e-flux)
Real recipes with humorous (dark), brief but informative essays. Cautionary tales, food chain fables. Dorothy Parker meets M.F.K. Fisher’s How to Cook a Wolf in a Bruce Sterlingesque post-apocalyptic future. Heston Blumenthal-style cooking and eating (, where the eating experience is accompanied by e.g. headphones with sounds of the sea (or people screaming or moaning in our case). Illustrated accordingly.

E.coli Edamame with Spiral Jetty Sea Salt
Bird Flu Frittata
Hot Crossed Botulism Buns
Three-legged Frog’s Legs á la Provençal (thanks to Brandon Ballengee)
Seared Red Tide Oysters Rockefeller (“updating a classic…”)
Cucumber Raita with Greek Goat Encephalitis Strained Yogurt
Dengue Duck Dumplings with Hot Sauce
Chilling Effects Consommé
Hurricane Battered Mississippi Birdfoot
Bucket of Blood Sausage (French), or: There Will Be Blood Sausage (American)
Brown Bilharzia Soup with Garlic Croutons

From the Raw Bar
Wild Salmonella Tartar
Botox Roll with Heparin Pickle
Mercurial Blue Fin Inside-Out Roll

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Agency of Unrealised Projects
Unlike unrealized architectural projects, which are frequently exhibited and circulated, unrealized artworks tend to remain unnoticed or little known. But perhaps there is another form of artistic agency in the partial expression, the incomplete idea, the projection of a mere intention? Agency of Unrealised Projects (AUP) seeks to document and display these works. Whether censored, forgotten, postponed, impossible, or rejected, unrealized projects form a unique testament to the speculative power of non-action.

AUP follows the publication entitled “Unbuilt Roads: 107 Unrealized Projects,” collated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Guy Tortosa after several years of international research conducted in the late 1990s. Twenty years later, the Agency of Unrealized Projects was formed in collaboration with Julieta Aranda and Anton Vidokle, and an open call for unrealized projects was issued for its first public exhibition at ArtBasel in 2011. The open call will continue until all unrealized art projects are compiled.