2013. SIX x ATE catalog

review of

Casey Droege's SIX x ATE

by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE - February 6, 2013



I generally like people who make shit happen, esp when the shit they make happen builds community, is fun, is intellectually stimulating, & nourishing. & Casey Droege, the curator of the series that this bk is the catalog from & the person who edited the catalog itself, exemplifies this type of person. Bravo! Even better yet, I love it when I'm included in the creative end of such things & when there's a PRODUCT from it that I can contribute to. These days, w/ paperbacks being cheaper-than-ever (?) in full color, having this be a color bk is even more thrilling.

SIX x ATE is a performance series / dinner party in wch gourmet catering is coupled w/ short presentations by 6 creative types at each event. The catalog presents the residue from the 1st 3 of these events. We're promised that there will be more. I hope so. Casey introduces the catalog thusly:

"SIX x ATE is a free dinner and lecture series promoting local artists, a stronger arts network and a more interdisciplinary conversation in Pittsburgh. For each event, six artists are asked to present or perform work based on a theme while one cuisinier creates a meal based on the same theme. The dinner guests are a mixture of professionals who are connected to the arts and the theme of the night. The artists present for 5 minutes throughout the night, allowing for dinner time to be spent socializing, sharing resources and brainstorming collaborations."

The SIX x ATE I participated in was on Monday night, June 18, 2012. Someday (maybe by mid 2013), readers will be able to read my description of my part here: http://idioideo.pleintekst.nl/MereOutline2012.html . In the meantime, there's this relevant movie: http://youtu.be/6EicbqmLvbk . Also participating that night, as performers, were David Bernabo, Casey, T. Foley, Nina Sarnelle, & Becky Slemmons. The food was provided by Leslie Fleisher with sous chef Danita Greaser.

The 2nd SIX x ATE had food from Casey's mom, Linda Wallen, "with extra treats by Ali Momeni". The artists were Lizzy De Vita, Corey Escoto, Yona Harvey, Ben Hernstrom, Sara McCool, & Ryan Woodring. The 3rd featured cuisine & "special drinks provided by" Sara Humphrey and the Bar Marco team w/ the artists being Kim Beck, Ginger Brooks Takahashi, Jasdeep Khaira, Steve Gurysh, Alexi Morrisey, & Natalie Settles.

The chefs are represented by a 2pp spread, the left-most part of wch is the menu. Each of the other participants also gets 2pp. Interspersed throughout are full page comments from various attendees, all flatteringly positive. Ok, this is a catalog, not a critical work. The lush color is a joy. Alas, my name is written: "tENTATIVELY, a Convenience". After what is now 38 yrs of using the name & 34 yrs of spelling it tOGGLE-cASE, it's still common for it to be miswritten. Oh, well.. That's a minor complaint. Casey did a wonderful job & I'm very thankful to her for creating the series, including me in it, & publishing this marvelous catalog!






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