top of page

el baile del centenario, 2022

gilded chocolate, chocolate cake


This project highlights the way in which notions of style that materialize in architecture also manifest in the celebrations that happen inside it, and how the power dynamics behind food are very similar to those we find in architecture. The project departs at the banquet for the 100th anniversary of the independence of Mexico in 1921 - while it celebrated the liberation from European domain, it was paradoxically filled with European imagery and neoclassical elements. A series of architectural pieces replicating ornaments found inside the spaces where Independence celebrations occured are casted in chocolate and cake and displayed as a banquet, to be consumed, metabolized, digested and excreted.

bottom of page