Pioneer Works Supper Club is a dinner series created to celebrate local chefs and serve as a community gathering around an original dining experience.
Join Danny Newberg of Joint Venture, Arley Marks of Honey’s, and artist Emma McCormick-Goodhart for a collaborative experiential supper and cocktails. For this edition of the Supper Club series, the Pioneer Works Garden will metamorphose into an acoustic, visual, tactile, olfactory, and gustative enviro-installation, an alchemical milieu to be sensed with.
The evening will open with a ritual handwash as drinks flow from a cocktail fountain woven by Marks in collaboration with Saipua from flowers, foliage, and stems, in echo of the garden’s own ecology. An outdoor dinner will follow, prepared by Newberg over open fire with ingredients, both edible and audible, from forages and field recordings made around upstate New York and Long Island throughout late summer and early fall. Ingredients will be variously cured, fermented, and fresh, in playful movement across the fermentation spectrum.
An acoustic soundscape will be mixed live in situ by Patrick Higgins, as well as broadcast simultaneously to publics via Montez Press Radio, “musicking” dinner from sounds internal to the event as it unfolds live-to-table. The concept, developed by McCormick-Goodhart, references theatrophonic broadcasts of the late nineteenth-century, where live performances were miked into telephones in subscribers’ homes—an experiment in modes of access. All elements become confluent under and around Nitemind’s soft, skywritten aerial enclosure in light: a visual “ceiling” through which incense and cooking fires pass and illuminate.
Born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida, Danny has spent the past decade working in kitchens around New York City and abroad. After attending the French Culinary Institute, Danny worked at Momofuku Ko. After two years at Ko, he decided to do some recon, eating his way through South East Asia and working in kitchens in Vietnam and Thailand. After returning to the States, he worked at Cabane à Sucre Au Pied de Cochon in Montreal, Isa in Williamsburg, and helped open Estela as the sous chef, before co-founding Joint Venture in early 2015.
Arley Marks creates inventive and unique drinks that employ scents, opulent garnishes, and unexpected ingredients to present an experience that is both multi-sensory and intoxicating. Arley is a dynamic talent, a restaurateur, designer, and mixologist with over a decade of high level food service experience. Arley currently is the co-owner of Honey’s, the tasting room and cocktail bar for Enlightenment Wines, NYC’s first meadery. Since opening, Honey’s has received accolades from The New York Times, Edible Brooklyn, and The New Yorker, GQ, T Magazine, and Tasting Table to name a few. Arley has designed the beverage programs for Mission Chinese Food (Orchard St), Dimes, and 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge. Arley also works on a freelance basis to develop signature cocktails and drinks for special events and has worked for clients such as Bottega Veneta, Eckhaus Latta, Outdoor Voices, Bon Appétit, White Castle, Material Vodka, and Yola Mezcal. Arley’s drinks have been featured in TIME Style Magazine, Vogue, Vanity Fair, The Fader, Condé Nast Traveler, and US Weekly.
Emma McCormick-Goodhart is an artist, writer, and researcher based between New York and London, who experiments across media, timescales, and modes of practice. She has presented work at the Royal Opera House (London), MoMA PS1 (New York) for 89plus, Le Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (Paris), The Merchant House (Amsterdam), Nahmad Projects (London),Bergen Assembly (Bergen), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), Cambridge University (Cambridge), and Storefront for Art & Architecture (New York), among other sites. Her sound installation, “Sotto Voce,” on the pseudosonics of cigarette smoke, which features David Hockney, Patrick Higgins and others, was recently on view at Belmacz Gallery (London). Her critical work has been published in Frieze, Flash Art, PIN–UP, Vestoj, Violet, and The 3D Additivist Cookbook. Forthcoming are pieces in e-flux Architecture, on the Palaeolithic ear, Journal des Reves, and Open Humanities Press Technographies series. She conceived a Sensorial Supper for the Clark Art Institute in April 2019, which was reviewed in The New Yorker’s Talk of the Town and GARAGE, and she recently launched Bureau Eponym, an agency for languaging. She co-hosts Tongue & Cheek for Montez Press Radio, a live monthly radio show around the gestural practice of voice. She holds a Masters in Research Architecture from Goldsmiths College (London), a Post-Diplome from the Institut des hautes études en arts plastiques (Paris), where she was also founding director of its counterpart nomadic program in New York City, and a Bachelors in Fine Art from Oxford University.