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Exploring issues of Detroit’s history, fortresses, barriers, inside and outside, three nights of dinners were held at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit.
SIEGE: AT TABLE, WITHIN + WITHOUT, a collaboration with Leon Johnson and Justin Novak. A sequence of three meals, Siege traces the original footprint of the city and offers it as a sustained allegory. The dinners bring together a culinary history drawn from the ribbon farms with formal echoes of the fortification of occupied land, tactical posture, and the ethos of retrenchment, withdrawal and attrition.