The Dead Dad Dining Club (DDDC) is a series of public meals that explore fatherlessness through reenactment and embodiment. Each meal is based on a poetic recipe about a meal that reminded the contributor of their dead or dead-beat father. All recipes were collected and published as a collection of poems in “Dead Dad Dining Club Vol. 1”. For each public meal hosted at MadArt Studio, a felt banner was created to commemorate the reenactment.
The DDDC project asked the following questions: Can we have conversations and somatic experiences about difficult questions like loss, absence and death through re-enactment? How can a project make space for people individually explore the deeply personal topic of fatherlessness publicly?
Public Meal Collaborators
Sara Lee Coleman and Rachel Ravitch
Download a copy of “Dead Dad Dining Club Vol. 1”