Tactile Dinner Car (at Flashpoint)

A dystopian cafeteria-styled gastro-performance

The Futurist-inspired, mobile gastro-performance that premiered at the 2011 CapFringe made a pit-stop at Flashpoint Gallery September 9-24, 2011.

Pulling inspiration for its shape from the Bugatti that founded Futurism, Buckminster Fuller’s Dymaxion Car, Ernest Trova’s “Falling Man” sculpture and the Mercedes F-Cell Roadster among many other influences, the TACTILE DINNER CAR aims to mobilize the pseudo-edible Futuristic fusion of cuisine and theatre. Tactile Dinner Car at Flashpoint will serve up playfully audacious “dishes” appropriated from F.T. Marinetti’s Futurist Cookbook, a tome of avant-garde experiments that use jarring sensory experiences to renew the art of eating.

More about the experience

The Menu at Flashpoint Gallery

Course 1: Waldorf Salad Injection

Course 2: Nose to Tail

Course 3: TERRiOR

Course 4: Aerofood

Course 5: Pop Culture

Course 6: All That Remains

This is a past event. See archived show information

**2011 Flashpoint Gallery Activated Performances **

FR 9/09: 6:00pm, 6:30pm, 7:00pm, 7:30pm

SA 9/10: 2:30pm, 3:00pm, 3:30pm, 4:00pm

SU 9/11: 4:00pm, 4:30pm, 5:00pm, 5:30pm

FR 9/16: 6:00pm, 6:30pm, 7:00pm, 7:30pm

SA 9/17: 6:00pm, 6:30pm, 7:00pm, 7:30pm

The Tactile Dinner Car installation is free to view SEP 9 – 24, 2011 during gallery hours: TU–SA: 12:00 noon to 6:00pm.

Tickets to experience the culinary offerings during activation dates sold in 30-minute increments.

Special AEROTICKETS for a premium Futurist experience of the culinary offerings during activation days were offered. (A portion of which was tax-deductible.)


Press Release


Artnet Interview

Artistic Collaborators

Carmen C. Wong

Direction and Concept

Niell DuVal

Technical Director, Car Designer & Fabricator

Ayodamola Okunseinde

Video Design

Melanie Clark

Costume Design

Karol Urban


Josh Hermias


Samantha Vick-McGill


Mark DeCelles


Karyn Miller


Jessica Seo

Food Fetish Photographer


Keira Hart


John Hibey


Mark Jaster


Stephanie Davio


Otis Ramsey-Zöe

Host & Dramaturgy Assistance

Many thanks to

Britta Schumacher

Production Assistance

Tuyet Pham, Joseph Price, Amber Parker

Box Office Assistance

Kristian Whipple


Michael Kyrioglou

Press Assistance

Justin Bost

Blueprint Menu Graphic Designer

Danielle Mages-Amato

Logo Graphic Designer

Frank DuVal

Boccioni Artwork

Lola Bloom and Rebecca Lemos



Blueberry Hill Farm

Jennifer Merkin

Yvonne Reyes

Henry Thaggert

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