Summit X Dinner Session
7:30PM – 9:30PM
SPINOZA PARTY #11
Hosted by L’iat (Language Is A Thing)
THE TEN BELLS, 247 BROOME ST, NEW YORK, NY
Note: This is a seated dinner that will require attendees to dress up in costumes.
L’iat (Language is a Thing) is an artist collective based in Brooklyn, New York who throw “Spinoza Parties”: interactive engagements that vary from strange dinner parties to parades. Spinoza Parties re-conceptualize relational aesthetics in an attempt to facilitate greater collaboration and community. Complete with costumes and strange dishes — One or Several leeks? (leek soup in a balloon), Karl Poppers (alkyl nitrite, radish), or Schopenhauer & Hegel, is there a dialectic? (a chickpea and a raisin) — attendees bond over the absurdity. Upon arrival attendees are supplied a costume, a beverage, and a prompt, before finding their assigned seats and being served dinner by L’iat members. Your hosts will be serving 15 – 20 small courses of strange and comical tapas, all vegetarian.
Melissa Cha has worked with HIVE art collective, Hyperreal Film Club, Holodeck Records, and founded her own guerrilla film collective, Charlotte Corday.
David Colannino holds a BA in philosophy from the University of Rhode Island and King’s College London and an MFA in Studio Art from the University of New Orleans.
James Falzone holds a BA in History from the University of Massachusetts and an MA in Music from Wesleyen University.
Eliza Walton is a teaching artist at SAFA who hails from Austin, TX and performs internationally as Aminah.
Bradford Willingham is a filmmaker who has shown at festivals including South by Southwest (SXSW), DAM projects in London, ENG, and the New Orleans Film Festival.
No accessible subway stations nearby
Grand Street – B D
Delancey street – F J M Z
Summit X Dinners are only open to Summit attendees and require advance registration and an additional ticket. All dinners are $20 to attend.