26th of November 2010 – Long (Long) Weekend – Tent, Witte de With 50, Rotterdam.
La Giostra is a spaghetti “contaste” [con-taste: shared tasting experience] in which, participants in small groups created their special pasta dishes, starting from the creation of the pasta dough and using the combination of various recipes and ingredients.
Pasta is a generic and universal term for foods made from unleavened dough, of flour and water, sometimes mixed with other ingredients changing the taste and the colour of the pasta such as eggs and vegetables, usually served with sauce.
Participants were divided in 4 groups which, combining the pasta with the sauce could create their own dish. Before the pasta making, people had to share a collective massage, in order to become completely relax and disconnected, from the outside world.
The pasta contaste was sprinting at the music of La Cicogna Nera, while the guests had to learn how to make hand made spaghetti and prepare the dinner.
The food was introduced by everyone and shared with everybody and, for a good wish, participants could break their plate after the dinner.
La Giostra 2010 was hosted by Giuseppe Licari and Tent, with the assistance of Ruben.
Special thanks to Tosi Andrea and La Nostra Orchestra Estemporanea.
Spaghetti Forever is a project by Giuseppe Licari, all images and texts are copyright of the artist. Spaghetti Forever La Giostra was supported by Tent Rotterdam and Mya-Nac cultural funds.
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