Lickestra, a collaboration between designers Emilie Baltz (www.emiliebaltz.com), Carla Diana and musician Arone Dyer, is a musical licking performance at the intersection of food design and smart objects. Created as part of a residency at the School of Visual Arts, Lickestra plays with the experience from tongue to taste by presenting a series of conductive ice creams that trigger various baselines and tones when licked. Riffing on the "ice cream stand", guests are invited to stand inside a classic white pedestal and lick the ice cream that is presented to them. The result is a "4-piece band" that operates only by the licking of each guest.
Lickestra lasts until all the ice cream is licked.
We would like to place Lickestra in "Specials on C" (http://specialsonc.com) a bodega for community and expression, located on Avenue C and 12th street in Manhattan, across the street from the public housing projects.
Funded by New York City, NY (March 2014)