Tina Girouard, Carol Goodden, and Gordon Matta-Clark in front of Food, restaurant, New York, 1971
Photograph by Richard Landry, writing by Gordon Matta-Clark.
Food was a restaurant in New York's SoHo, founded by artists Gordon Matta-Clark, Caroline Goodden and Tina Girouard. More a utopian aritsts' commune than a business operation, it's model was essentially economically unsustainable and in this respect it raised questions about how we might measure the success of such a project. Lasting slightly under 3 years Food became the hub of the local arts community, providing meals cooked and served by artists to aritsts, with the preparation and servcice becoming performance.