Brutalist Order

Brutalist Order

Brutalist Order is a 8mm film by Caitlin Shannon featuring a dining series of Otis Armada, a group of culinary creatives who re-explore and recontextualize the concept of communal dining. The 1950s French Geva-8 Carena movie camera captures a unique dining series, Otis Brutal, which combines food, wine, installation art and music all into one strikingly offbeat shared culinary experience. In appreciation of the beauty of oddity, subjected etiquette standards involved in traditional fine dining are made unobtainable during one’s experience at Otis Brutal.

“We don’t expect all art, films and literature to be pretty, so why do we expect our meals to be?”                                                                                                                      — Otis Armada

Brutalist Order celebrates the ritual aspects of communal dining followed by a “controlled dining” experience. Curated with informal seating placements, a continuous assembly of textured food and wine pairings, and showing cutlery etiquette as a taboo, Otis Brutal delivers a thrill of uncertainty to one’s dining experience, leaving pleasantly shocking sensations to the taste buds.

 

A film by CAITLIN SHANNON shot in 8mm film stock for OTIS ARMADA
music GREGOR 
uniform FREITAG made by PRACTISE STUDIO PRACTISE 
dining apparatus MACMILLAN YENN 

 

Anastasiia Chorna

Anastasiia Chorna

Ben Elliot

Ben Elliot