Silicone experience: 10 dishes for 10 emotions

Silicone experience, now the third for us! And every time a different emotion. A crescendo…

The silicone works made by Ciffo changes its role in the various experiences:

  • first act, surface: 10 tablecloths for 10 tables
  • second act, support: 10 dishes for 10 dishes
  • third act, container: 10 dishes for 10 emotions

The raw material is seen as a profound dialogue. The ways to interpret, manipulate, show consistencies, transparencies, different materials: food and silicone. The work of Alessandro Ciffo and the Trio of Contraste (Matias Perdomo, Simon Press, Thomas Piras) finds many points in common.

In this act, the contamination of the different working environments is vivid, present, clear. The menu is designed to amaze and excite and is the result of their personal and collective research.

Matias Perdomo’s cooking is not just food but a real journey into memory and emotions. Each dish tells a story to each of the guests. The request is to get loose completely from preconceptions, conditioning related to the gastronomic tradition or representation. Taste, amazement, memory.

Ciffo’s silicone evolves in the creation of wrappers, in the definition of the shapes that must be concrete and functional. The practicality of the form creates an illusion thanks to the material, the silicone, and becomes the key to access for the experience. A figurative imput that binds the tastes to the memory of the individual and allows him to get in touch with the emotional side of food.

Here is the third act of Ciffo and the Trio of Contraste. We managed to tell it this way, the words to describe the sensations are hard to find. Why?

Simple, because it was like being in a whirlwind of emotions. A spiral with an impetus that did not give us permission to go out. A tumult of tastes, perceptions, surprises, tastes, textures that, at a certain point, the five senses have sent us to get lost!


April 15th, 2018 at 20.00