Last Supper Salon: Pick Your Own Installation Bushwick . Brooklyn, NY
The Last Supper is a multimedia, project-based collaborative festival
that addresses the act of consumption. Viewing the creative process as a
cyclical, communally interactive conversation between media, it is a
non-profit benefit event for the Food Bank of New York City.
Slippery Slope Farm’s Pick Your Own
installation demonstrates a modern perspective on growing food in the
city through the practices of sub-irrigated planter systems (SIPs) and
nutrient density. No offense to all the urban gardens that have taken
root on rooftops and empty lots all over the city, but given the
challenges of urban living, soil contamination and climate change, why
are most people farming as they were still in the country?
SIPs offer a better, more accessible and environmentally sustainable
alternative to conventional urban gardens. Anyone with a fire escape,
small backyard, or rooftop can create temporary, portable, nomadic
gardens. From your micro-farm to your table—pick your own.
Ingredients: Sun, water, potting mix, #5 containers
and window boxes, up-cycled water bottles and nursery flats, corrugated
perforated HDPE drain pipe, electrical conduit
More about Last Supper
Supper is an indoor-outdoor salon of ideas occurring in NYC during the
crux of seasonal change in September. As a feast for the senses and a
symposium of genres, the gathering kindles the creative miasma infused
by the city’s autumnal shift, harvesting the cornucopia of media in our
own backyard and sparking an atmosphere for open dialog and
collaboration. Short films and works from emerging directors and
artists, edible installations from creative culinarians, performance,
new media, design projects, writing and music from several local bands
and DJ’s grace the dinner table. Each year, the show sparks dialog
about consumption by curating projects based on a theme of global and
local import. At the 2010 feast, more than 50 creators and volunteers gathered to discuss ideas about “Self-Made” with an audience of peers to evaluate
our state of consumption.