Mouth Arcade
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Meal of Fortune

To kick off the new year, Mouth Arcade transformed Babycastles Gallery in NYC into an edible playground. For three nights only, this pop-up restaurant paired digital and analog games with food by chef Theo Friedman.  Diners were asked to question the formulaic actions of eating they performed daily. They went bowling to season vegetables with dehydrated olives and rye, ate orange pate de fruit edible dice dispensed from a conveyor belt, and controlled video games by artists Thu Tran, Prashast Thapan, and Will Rahilly by dunking semolina gnocchi in three different sauces. By rethinking the gestures and props used around food, eating felt more like winning.

#mealoffortune

Meal of Fortune

 
 
 

To kick off the new year,

Mouth Arcade transformed Babycastles Gallery in NYC into an edible playground. For three nights only, this pop-up restaurant paired digital and analog games with food by chef Theo Friedman.  Diners were asked to question the formulaic actions of eating they performed daily. They went bowling to season vegetables with dehydrated olives and rye, ate orange pate de fruit edible dice dispensed from a conveyor belt, and controlled video games by artists Thu Tran, Prashast Thapan, and Will Rahilly by dunking semolina gnocchi in three different sauces. By rethinking the gestures and props used around food, eating felt more like winning.

#mealoffortune

 
 
 
 

TEAM

Andy An
Creative Direction, Fabrication

Theo Friedman
Executive Chef

Thu Tran
Video Programming

Will Rahilly
Video Programming

Ian Russell
Hospitality Coordinator

Sine Morris
Topple Tapas Conveyor Belt Engineering

Richard Adem
Topple Tapas Conveyor Belt Engineering

Frank DeMarco
Digital Games Curation

Joey Perez
Lighting Design

Emi Spicer

Photography

 
 
 
 

SPECIAL THANKS TO

Maggie Duffy
Helen Galioto
Morgan Golding
Kathryn Jacobs
Faviola Lopez
Max Ma
Izel Maras
Evan Tarantino
The Babycastles Community