An Ontology Dinner is a fivefold visual metaphor designed collectively by Tyler Brunner, Hanah Murphy, and I. The centerpiece symbolizes a mountain-top like space where all the food "offerings" pour out to soil as a reverence to nature.
The folds of the metaphor are recipes, each recipe involving a key concept representing a part of our shared philosophy.
These are mycelium, blood, soil, fermentation and flowers & herbs. How we came to represent our philosophy via these concepts is a result of series of exchanges we had amongst us about our connection to the nature and overlapping signaling patterns between our bodies, minds and external environment.
Initially we started out from the acknowledgement of the connection between gut-brain axis. We were fascinated by how bacterias in our body have the ability to signal our brains and vice versa. Understanding the role of actors that are beyond our vision was a key to reserving our humble approach.
Final version of this installation accompanied a print publication that is presented below.