A group of guests was invited to sit around a dinner table, while a culinary venture — based on the visual and perceptive research of Wassily Kandinsky — was undertaken by Sarzi and Krzykowski. Both designers attempted to contextualise Kandinsky's experiments with the sense of taste, seeking to offer guests a synaesthetic experience. The four courses on the menu included an aperitivo titled Noodle bum bum (composed of Zubrowka, plum juice, udon noodle, and apple); a first course titled Red crunchy orange, a cold beetroot soup with carrot cubes; a second course titled Square, circle and triangle, combining risotto, polenta, and sweet potato; and finally, a dessert titled Diagram 8, combining feta, a mozzarella cone with ice cream, and caramelised onion.
The evening's soundtrack sought to provide an unusual experience of food, and was provided by photographer Jonas Loellmann, who assembled a collage of field recordings around the food preparation, combined with frequencies and tones related to colours, specific moods and emotions.
On the walls, a series of images sought to add to the mood of the event. The Premature Dishes series, by Christoph Sagel and Matylda Krzykowski, presents simple and intriguing combinations of ingredients. These were composed after Sagel and Krzykowski inquired on the favourite food and dishes of six guests both wanted to have dinner with — graphic designers Deutsche & Japaner, curator Tulga Beyerle, journalist Sophie Lovell, graphic designer Mario Lombardo, design consultant Brent Dzekorious, and editor Felix Burrichter.
This was the first large scale event at the Maastricht studio of Valentin Loellmann — a former hat factory —, and the kitchen was completed specifically for Point and Line to Plate.
Project: Bureau Matylda Krzykowski with Jacopo Sarzi, Christoph Sagel, Jonas Loellmann and Valentin Loellmann
Supported by: Maria Jeglinska, Rebekka Kiesewetter, Miryam Ziegler, Lena Berens, Julia Fischer
Documentation: Julia Aumann (photography); Dennis Engel (video)