Live dessert installation Silo 3 MOCAA

The launch of Silo 3, Silos District, under the construction of the Zeitz MOCAA (Museum of Contemporary Art Africa) the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa. The MOCAA is being built inside the enormous old grain silos and will be home to Africa’s finest contemporary art. An architectural masterpiece.
Silo 3 is one of the highly exclusive residential buildings surrounding the MOCAA and will be drenched in high design and contemporary art.

Live dessert installation in front of guests (+- 200) to reflect the feel and symbol of the MOCAA.
Working around the idea of the Silos, I based all designs on collections of spheres, circular design and the silos themselves.

My ‘artists’ descriptions below, that describe the 3 installations. Please see pictures above.

Sherbet Rush
Inspired by colour and the preparation of paint from it’s most natural form

Plinth, vinyl, sugar, fruit, herb, meringue, citric acid, bicarbonate of soda.
Flavours: numnum, fennel, ginger, orange, lime, lemon, blueberry, strawberry, apple.

In celebration of the round silos, I create bands of colour in circular forms. All the sugars are made from 100% natural fruit and herbs, they are dried within the sugars over a period of 7 days.
The artists ‘colours’ become edible in the form of sherbet for an irreverent slant on the fun and magnificence of colour itself.
Live: I carry on the work and details of the design in front of the guests.

No3 Silo represented in a billionaires shortbread explosion

Plinth, caramel, shortbread, chocolate, rose pelargonium, wild rosemary, Pinotage wine, almond, spun sugar, pretzel

Showcasing the logo of No3 Silo with the luxuriousness of Billionaires Shortbread. This is embellished with white, milk and dark melted chocolate as well as the most lavish of handmade chocolates using locally foraged and South African ingredients.
Live: Sugar is spun to create golden webs for a billionaires finish, in front of the guests.

Against the Grain
In celebration of sculpture, architecture and the physical action of building

Plinth, wheat, wire, waffle, toffee, caramel, popcorn, nuts, peanut butter, meringue, fire, panga

A silo is built using edible raw materials.
A wheat chandelier hangs above the silo to make reference to the fact that they were used as grain silos when in working order.The bricks are the waffles and the mortar the toffee, caramel popcorn, nuts and peanut butter. I plaster the build with soft meringue and fire it with a blowtorch.

Live: To reflect on the architecture of the Zeitz MOCAA, I cut the silo with a panga – a very powerful symbol of Africa.

Photographs by Hein van Tonder.

Thank you
Danielle Clifton for unfailing perfectionism Ninja
Xaxahuys, rock solid Ninja
Hein van Tonder Ninja photographer extraordinaire
Cath Shone & Ceili McGeever for Ninja video work
Mahmud for amazing stop-motion Ninja