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Close your eyes and let yourself go, dig through your memory, and try to relive the flash of an emotion, brought from the slight nuances of a taste, a forgotten aroma. Suddenly, it appears a room, a face, a gesture dear to us ... Comfort Food. Find your own last wish dish : this is the aim of the food movie contest The Last Wish... the winner will be chosen by popular vote, the dish will then be recreated by a team of professional chefs.
Record a video of max 60 seconds, sign up and upload it on the contest website
Choose your favorite video and rate it on a scale from 1 to 5 stars
Have your video or the one you like the most voted on social networks
The three food video-makers, chosen by a qualified panel of judges, who best shared their memory in a better way will be the protagonists of a special event that will take place in San Servolo where they will have the public tasting their “dish of the soul” in an engaging experiential mix assisted by a team of professional chefs.
Born in New Zealand but New Yorker by adoption, after his extensive travel and a full immersion in the fashion world, he develops his talent by investigating with irony and provocation the relationship between food and society.
A famous television and theater actor, he is today an internationally acclaimed chef. His bond with the folk culture is expressed by the research of practices and ingredients now lost.
Chef-patron of the renowned veg-gourmet restaurant Joia, interprets the charm of nature in a spiritual way by offering a journey where the colors of memory become bright emotions
Able to harmonize the social, political and cultural commitment, he has distinguished himself with his innovative choices, such as the exhibition "The Divine Landscape" dedicated to the Venetian Pedemontana .
Curator and art editor, works with major art magazines and has curated a large number of solo and group exhibitions together with her activity as a professor of contemporary art
President of the Province of Venice since 2009, was mayor of San Donà in 2003 and 2008. With a degree in Social Services, has given particular attention to the network of cultural activities in the territory
Henry Hargreaves, No Seconds – Comfort Food e Photography is the first solo exhibition held outside of the United States by the New Zealander photographer Henry Hargreaves. The exhibition, created by Mauro Zardetto and curated by Chiara Casarin, will be open from September 7th to November 24th 2013 at the Museum of Madness, Island of San Servolo, Venice, and represents a meditation journey on the concept of comfort food, defined as food that gives comfort, that nurses and opens a breach on the personal history of those who choose it. Snapshots taken from his works such as Deep Fried Gadgets and Band Riders and finally the famous series No Seconds are displayed. The format, created by ArtMovie and co-produced by ItalianaComunicazione, is completed by the food movie contest The Last Will and by a series of exclusive events in San Servolo as “conceptual” tastings, debates and meetings.
The exhibition, under the patronage of the Province of Venice, the cooperation of the San Servolo Services company and San Servolo Foundation IRSESC, opens with an anthological section to continue with the snapshots of Band Riders, in which Hargreaves has reproduced what pop stars ask in the dressing room before going on stage. The spaces of the Museum of Madness will then host a selection of photos from the series No Seconds, in which Hargreaves has reproduced and immortalized in a simple, immediate and intimate way the last supper of the prisoners on death row in the U.S. prisons.
The location chosen for the project is the charming and little-known Museum of Madness, opened in 2006 on the island of San Servolo in Venice, in which findings belonged to the asylum that has been active on the island from the early 1700s to 1978 (the year of the Basaglia Law approval) are exhibited, and that are an important part of the exhibition essence. The exhibition occupies the halls of the Museum in the ancient Benedictine monastery and the portico on the ground floor, which will be decorated on the occasion.
The format was established at the end of the 90s with the first tests of narrative construction on experimental menus related and inspired by artistic and cultural concepts: the menu is a script, the courses are the shots and wine ... the musical score. A long and international sequence of events inspired by the art of glass and the great Italian cinema led the authors to study even more the anthropological sense of eating as a performance, story and expression of life.