The Afro-Polis city

Food art installation, 2015

The Afro-Polis City is part of an ongoing research on African cities as  places of  spiritual, cultural and social rebirth.

 

The installation was introduced during the 2015 Vitra Campus Summer Party, during Art Basel. It consisted of a geometric arrangement of cubic cakes against a backdrop of imagery relating to an imaginary garden of Eden.

 

Pierre-Christophe Gam collaborated with chef Rudy Lainé to create the sugary edibles, using African products like hibiscus, tamarind, chocolate, mango  and guava. Alongside the installation, Pierre-Christophe Gam curated the entire 4000 + guests event as an immersive experience, overseeing the scenography, gastronomy, live performance and dj set.