El Bulli: Cooking in Progress follows three-star chef Ferran Adrià, widely considered the best, most innovative, and craziest chef in the world. “Creativity means not copying” and Adrià has made this motto of his everyday pursuits. Viewers will closely observe this quest – from initial experimentation to the premiere of the finished dish. Many an ingredient is examined in a totally new way, ideas emerge, are discussed, and finally all the results, whether good or bad, are thoroughly documented on a laptop beside the cooking spoon. An elegant, detailed study of food as avant-garde art, El Bulli: Cooking in Progress is a tasty peek at some of the world’s most innovative and exciting cooking; as Adrià himself puts it, “the more bewilderment, the better!”
The film will be shown in the Farnsworth auditorium and is a complement to the current lecture series Cultures of Desire: An Examination of Art & Food, a series taking place on Wednesday evenings at the Farnsworth. Tickets are $7 for members, $8.50 for nonmembers and are for sale outside the Farnsworth auditorium prior to film.
This film is part of a series in collaboration with the Strand Theatre in Rockland presented monthly on first Fridays focusing on artists and the visual arts, with a brief discussion following the film.