Friday, August 31, 2007

The New Adventures of Mrs. Chaim ben Mordecai: A Peach for a Peach

Click the link to see the eating of the peach pie directly after being mailed in the crate

The New Adventures of Mrs. Chaim ben Mordecai: A Peach for a Peach

Vitural Pie

We were recently were donated peaches from a tree in Queens. I made a couple pies, crated them and mailed them. One to our generous donor, Harley and Micki Spiller in NY, and one to Catie to enact a virtual pieing in Chicago.

Here some pics of the crating process

Sunday, August 12, 2007


Here's the documentation from the NYC side of Pieograms that took place at HQ gallery on August 11th.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Piograms at HQ: a press Release

236 Grand Street
Brooklyn, NY
718 418 7182

Gallery Hours: 1pm-7pm, Saturday and Sunday.

For immediate release
July 28, 2007

An therapeutic summer art lab
Saturday, August 11, 2007 6-9pm

HQ Gallery and independent curator Alison Beth Levy invite you to a jovial event of science-bent interactive art installations and performances. The show features artists whose hypotheses are infused with levity: the Eh Team, Cassie Thornton, Egnekn, Minister of Lamination, Meg Duguid, Catie Olson, and Sister Mary Manhattan the Astrologer. Together, they will create a fun and enlightening environment as a reprieve from the mid-summer Brooklyn heat. The event will take place in the Joymore Sculpture Garden located in the back courtyard of HQ.

Egnekn, Minister of Lamination, will be performing his metaphysical sound ritual with flat objects brought to him by the public. Canadian HQ founders, the Eh Team, will collaborate with "Against Maps" artist Cassie Thornton to create a sprawling hydraulic installation called The Backyard Purification System (BPS) . Mimicking a natural water table the BPS will process and regenerate tap water to support an isolated biosphere.

Their will also be two live comedic performances starting at 8pm. Hot from their recent weekend performance at Central Park, where they tested the humorous properties of the sponginess of meringue , duo Meg Duguid and Catie Olson will perform Piograms, a single pie-component balancing act. Expect a sugar rush from their deconstruction of pie. Afterwards, you can bring your problems and sins to sassy Sister Mary Manhattan the Astrologer, who will demonstrate the wisdom of the Great Illusion.

For more information on this phenomenal event, please reach HQ gallery at 718.418.7182 or Alison Beth Levy at 914.772.3974. Refreshments will be served.

Monday, August 6, 2007



Hi Meg lady,

ok, the image of how to upload was ridiculously small-- ya think??? I just created a new post and pushed the picture looking button and picked its placement... I tried to post a photo within a post with type, but it wouldn't work, hmmmmmm.....

Anyway pie chart diagram soon on its way to blogland... compare this work output of the chart to the amount of time that it took to bake the pies at 500 degrees farenheit .-c

directions for photos uploading

post photos

Meg Lady,

the polka dot pie deconstructivist dress is purely captivating... it surely will leave crowds in wonder and awe. I checked out the photo posting bit... let's see if this helps out-

Saturday, August 4, 2007

ginger peach pie recipe

Here is the recipe Meg & I are going to use to build our house of pie ingredients. This recipe was found in Saveur magazine.

We will make these pies after we've constructed our deck of pie ingredients; the original building plans will be altered just slightly--- a visual example of the pie tower is in the works

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Ginger Peach Pie

Making this pie with sweet, ripe peaches allowed us to use less sugar; you may need to adjust the amount of sugar, depending on the sweetness of your peaches.

2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
8 tbsp. chilled butter, cut into pieces
3 tbsp. chilled vegetable shortening
1 egg
1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice

1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup candied ginger diced
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
2/3 cup plus 1 tbsp. sugar
1/4 cup instant tapioca
4 lbs. fresh peaches
2 tbsp. butter
1 egg white

1. Sift flour and salt into a medium bowl. Rub butter and shortening into flour mixture with your fingers until it resembles coarse crumbs. Whisk egg and lemon juice together in a small bowl, then sprinkle into flour mixture with 3–4 tbsp. ice water. Mix until dough just begins to hold together. Wrap; refrigerate 1 hour.

2. Combine lemon juice, ginger, cinnamon, 2/3 cup sugar, and tapioca in a large bowl. Blanch peaches in a pot of boiling water for 15 seconds, then cool in a bowl of cold water. Peel, cut into thick slices, and toss in lemon juice mixture.

3. Preheat oven to 375°. Divide dough in half. Roll into two 12" circles on a floured surface. Line a 9" pie pan with one circle; add peach filling. Drape remaining circle on top, crimp edges, and slash top. Brush with egg white, and sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake until golden, about 1 hour. Serve warm.

First published in Saveur, July 1995

Friday, August 3, 2007

deck of pies

costume: dress in outfit that has round "pie shapes"; others might call them polka dots or circles, apron (fancy one)??

1. go shopping for ingredients to make 2 ginger peach pies

fresh peaches (about 12)
crystallized ginger
flour - enough to make 4 crusts total
2 pie tins
2 forks (you may forks you already own)
measuring cups and bowl
oven (hot)

so before you actually make 2 peach pies a sculptured deck of pie ingredients should be constructed, then after the sculpture is built, tear it apart and prepare 2 peach pies

bottom layer --- sprinkle sugar on table (specific amount TBA)
place about 6 whole peaches in sugar and place 1 pie tin on top of whole peaches --tin is bottom side up

slice remaining six peaches and arrange on top of pie tin

place next pie tin bottom side down on top of sliced peaches

put flour (specific amount TBA), water (amount TBA) and shortening/butter (amount TBA) in the pie tin

place two forks in water, flour, shortening mixture-- maybe find a next chunk of shortening to stick fork in -- put some of the candied ginger in the prongs of the fork

once the sculpture is built, destruct sculpture and make two ginger peach pies (top and bottom crusts for both)

Dress..... Check.

The Dress has been purchased

It is a deconstructivist pie dress

I have a fake stove to "bake the pies in".

I do like peach ginger


PS I can't seem to post pictures in the coments section, so I just altered the time on this to go under your post. Do you know of a better way? also I added some stuff to the Central Park pie events. We just have to edit it and go through the images still. We also need to do the Finale.

I hope your trip was good and let's chat this week.