I’m considering how best to portray performance in food as a gallery installation piece. I think the subject must be quite striking and also accessible to anyone. We have all heard myths about how McNuggets are made but I think participating in making them would be a very different experience. I’m considering building an installation in which participants actually make chicken nuggets and participate in various stages of the process.
And to figure out how they’re made, I found a few very interesting videos put up by McDonalds and Cargill that show the process:
It’s also interesting to note how style food for ads compared with how it looks when ordered in a restaurant. This could also be an interesting comparison and participatory installation.
So, using this recipe as a guide, I made some turkey nuggets to see how feasible it would be to have people make mcnuggets in a gallery setting.