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7 CHANCES

‘Seven Chances’ was an Ice Parlour that coincided with a series of comedy film screenings in the yard of Het Bos, summer of 2017. 

Seven Chances emerged out of a serious need for comedy and Ices. The parlour lasted one summer but the free-floating stream of real life slapstick and real good ices is continuous, it does not stop.

The first screening was ‘Seven Chances’, a Buster Keaton film about ‘a romantically jinxed young man who must marry by 7:00 PM on his 27th birthday, to inherit seven million dollars’, containing one of the best chase sequences ever.

IJsje?
IJsje?
Fig Leaf
Fig Leaf
Ingredient
Ingredient
choc ices-Recovered

THE ALPHABET OF ICE


A

Allspice Cream

B
Blackcurrantleaf + Blackcurrant Marble

C
Chestnut and Mexican Vanilla

D
Double Lemon

F
Figleaf

G
Gooseberry Rosemary

H
Hibiscus + Black Mint

J
Juniper+Chocolate

K
Kukicha Caramel

L
Lemon+ Fringed Rue

M
Mimosa

N
Nectarine + Tomato

O
Orange Bou Cha

P
Poppyseed Milk

P
Pomegranate Pink Pepper

Q
Quince

R
Roasted Rice

S
Sake Kasu 

T
Tarocco Rose

V
Vanilla

W
Walnut + Black Pepper

Y
Yoghurt

Z
Zabaïone

PASHMAK

A contribution to a show of Gino Saccone
8/11/2018 – 11/11/2018,  Independent Brussels,
On invitation of Mieke Verschaijk Gallery.

I translated a few of Gino’s works into my medium, as a swift way to get to know him a little, as a reflex, using materials that were near. A first acquaintance which soon derailed into a dive into:

DRAGON’S BEARD, COTTON CANDY, PASHMAK, PIŞMANIYE, KKULTAREA, FAIRY FLOSS, BARBE À PAPA, ALGÓDON DE AZÚCAR, SUHKRUVATT, VATTACUKOR, GULALI, ZUCCHERO FILATO, WATAKASHI, ALGODÓN DULCE, SOCKERVADD, WATA CUKROWA, SPOOK ASEM

It ended at Dondurma, a Turkish ice cream with a stretchy stickiness and resistance to melting, brought about by inclusion of the thickening agents salep – a flour made from the root of the early-purple orchid (Orchis mascula), and mastic – an aromatic resin obtained from the mastic tree (Pistacia lentiscus).

Gino Saccone, Rus in Urbe, 2018
Gino Saccone, Rus in Urbe, 2018
Charlotte Koopman, Pashmak, 2018
Charlotte Koopman, Pashmak, 2018
Map Gino
Map Gino
Map Charlotte
Map Charlotte
Tail Gino
Tail Gino
Tail Charlotte
Tail Charlotte
Powers of two for the pulling of Pashmak
Powers of two for the pulling of Pashmak
PIŞMANIYE
PIŞMANIYE
LP Curious043 Event | Publication: Nico Dockx | Graphic design: Jean-Michel Meyers, Nico Dockx | Drawings: Patrick Pleutin

SOME THOUGHT FOR FOOD

LP Curious043 Event | Publication: Nico Dockx | Graphic design: Jean-Michel Meyers, Nico Dockx | Drawings: Patrick Pleutin
pea shoot copy
sweet pea signature

BRING ME

A lunch for ‘So Pretty Prattly Pollylogue’
16/6/ 2018 at deSingel, Antwerp.

A menu put together while reading Joyce for the first time.  

It was spring and I picked up the lyrical in Joyce,

cooked a plate of peas seasoned with pepper and vinegar 

and brew a ginger beer.

Roughly half the peas weren’t actual peas but

pea look-alike tiny boiled boxty.

Each one hand rolled and dyed with nettles and a handful of herbs.

pasta & peas

BEAN

Beans through Blues:

When i first came into town, you really brought me down,
So i found myself a root man, now i’m the baddest bean in town.

(Buddy Johnson’s Root Man Blues)

He’ll make you laugh, he’ll make you cry, he’ll drive those blues away. You’ll sit right down and weep and moan and then you’ll find he’s went Lord, I been wonderin’ where my jelly bean has gone.

(Ma Rainey’s Jelly Bean Blues)

Bean Pins for Bean Club members
Bean Pins for Bean Club members
(Elmer Bowman’s (1912), record by El Morrow and ‘Beans’ Hambone)

Beans! Beans! Beans!

(Elmer Bowman’s (1912), record by El Morrow and ‘Beans’ Hambone)
Butler ‘Stringbeans May’ (1894-1917), eccentric performer, singer, piano player and comedian, shooting star of black vaudeville. He performed with Jelly Roll Morton, Gertrude ‘Ma’ Rainey, Sweetie Matthews and Butterbeans and Susie. Jelly Roll described him as ‘the greatest comedian (he) ever knew (..) a very very swell fellow’. It was Stringbeans who inspired him to wear a big diamond in his front tooth.
Butler ‘Stringbeans May’ (1894-1917), eccentric performer, singer, piano player and comedian, shooting star of black vaudeville. He performed with Jelly Roll Morton, Gertrude ‘Ma’ Rainey, Sweetie Matthews and Butterbeans and Susie. Jelly Roll described him as ‘the greatest comedian (he) ever knew (..) a very very swell fellow’. It was Stringbeans who inspired him to wear a big diamond in his front tooth.

Terry ‘Harmonica’ Bean (1961), a lifelong resident of Pontotoc, Mississippi, first heard downhome blues at home. For many years Terry’s father, Eddie Bean, hosted informal music and gambling gatherings at the family’s house on Bean Hill.

He plays both harmonica and guitar, occasionally at the same time.

bean half

Floyd Bean (1904-1974), American Jazz pianist.

A 1946 postcard from the Hot Club of Chicago, preserved in the archive of the Chicago Jazz Institute, tells a typical Floyd Bean tale. The card announces an upcoming battle of the bands, a competition between Floyd Bean’s Toddlin’ Town Quintet and another band called the Windy City Five, with none other than Floyd Bean on piano. This guy was so busy on the Chicago scene that he even competed against himself in band battles.

(Eugene Chadbourne, Floyd Bean biography)

 
Beans through the microscope
Beans through the microscope

BEANS AND CORNBREAD

Beans and Cornbread had a fight
Beans knocked Cornbread out of sight
Cornbread said, “Now that’s alright
Meet me on the corner tomorrow night”
(…)
“Beans and Cornbread
Beans and Cornbread, hand-in-hand.”
That’s what Beans said to Cornbread
“We should stick together hand-in-hand
We should hang out together like wieners and sauerkraut
We should stick together like hot dogs and mustard
We should get up every morning
And hang out together like sisters and brothers”

Every Saturday night, we should hang out
Like chitlins and potato salad
Like strawberries and shortcake
Like corned beef and cabbage
Like liver and onions
Like red beans and rice
Like bagel and lox
Like sour cream and biscuits
Like bread and butter
Like hot cakes and molasses.

Beans told Cornbread
“It makes no difference what you think about me
But it makes a whole lotta difference what I think about you
We should hang out together like hot cakes and molasses.”

That’s what Beans said to Cornbread
“Cause Beans and Cornbread they go hand-in-hand.”

(Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five)

(Bean mobile, Lisa Jeannin & Rolf Schuurmans)
(Bean mobile, Lisa Jeannin & Rolf Schuurmans)

String Beans and Crushed Black Sesame

Fave e Pecorino

Baked Beans

Black Bean Empanadas

Butterbean, Tarragon and Breadcrumb Salad Maccu

Red Bean Ice Cream

PI FASACC

Pi Fasacc is a plaited filled pasta from Lombardia, specifically from the Val Camonica, Piazze d’Artogne.

The particular shape of the fold is found in various parts of Italy and the world -Azerbaijan, China, Japan – featuring as a dumpling or pastry. The folding requires a certain skill.

i could do this
patrick pleutin

‘I could do this for hours’

This vinyl record is the result of a research day during ARTICULATE, the 20st of Sep. 2017, where we folded Pi Fasacc.

The festival intended to create collaborations that transcend the confines of specific fields. Musician Eric Thielemans, artist Nico Dockx and a group of artists, thinkers, art students and researchers spent a day discussing, eating, listening to lectures, gigs, interventions and music. A research day with ‘the act of making and collaborating with others’ as the starting point.

Drawings by Patrick Pleutin