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Institute of American Cuisine

A moored aircraft carrier that is harmoniously aligned to New York’s 42nd Street is the unlikely site for an experimental and cultish molecular gastronomy institute, orchestrating a covert operation against obesity.

Innovating and specialising in agar-heavy cuisine, Amy manipulates foodstuffs and sculpts them into ‘plates’ that are sometimes small as a thimble and at other times as large as a room.

Channeling Grimm, Ledoux and Lewis Carroll, this edible terrain is a playground, a mysterious dietary experiment and outrageous culinary warship.





Institute of American Cuisine from amy caiwei zhao on Vimeo.