Salon – Michael Casselli – Raul Vincent Enriquez – Art, Food and Relational Aesthetics


This event has been canceled.

Sunday, March 7, 7 p.m. @ Millworks — Potluck and pass the hat admission

also related – Anarchy in the Kitchen


Michael Casselli will open the Salon with a brief talk about relational aesthetics and the ritual aspects of serving and eating food. During the evening Casselli will prepare a whole meal while conducting a live video teleconference with his friend and fellow artist Raul Vincent Enriquez. In his work Enriquez displays video projections of portraiture animations while preparing burritos in an act of “radical and overwhelming hospitality” that evokes the uncanny and the delicious.” With a similar recipe of investigation and generosity, this Salon will mix the live video projections of Enriquez’s telepresence with Casselli’s own culinary and performative explorations.

About the Host – Michael Casselli, Nonstop Working Member, visual artist, performer and freelance production coordinator, majored in Visual Arts and Performance Studies at Antioch College, then earned an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Additional to his personal artistic endeavors, numerous important experimental theater artists (including Richard Foreman, Ann Bogart and Reza Abdoh) engaged Casselli’s for his many skills, and he received the Bessie Award for scenic designs made for Elizabeth Streb. Most recently, he provided technical design for Songs of Ascension, a collaborative work by Meredith Monk and Ann Hamilton included in the 2009 Next Wave Festival. Casselli headed the Technical Direction Department and Production Management at Cal Arts and taught at NYU’s Steinhardt School. In 2008 he relocated to Yellow Springs, established his studio and designed the Nonstop space while also active in the Institute’s programming and governance.

About Salons – Nonstop’s Salons take place every other Sunday at 7pm. Salons encourage discussion, the sharing of cultural and academic works/research-in-progress, exposure to local resources, and diverse investigations. Each salon begins with a potluck meal; all are welcome; pass the hat admission.