Everybody should learn from set designer Tony Hornecker how to face crisis times. Why? Because he manages to reinvent his job, using his experience to create an original and unusual installation: a restaurant. Yes, a traveling pop-up restaurant. The project somehow recalls to Swoon’s Swimming Cities, because, as in that case, the artist and his team built up the spaces using salvaged materials, objects and furniture found in the city where the installation is hosted, creating a theatrical, colored scenario where drag queens entertain you.
The only element that never changes in the whole Hornecker’s restaurant is the entrance door that was taken from the artist’s house — a Pale Blue Door that gives name to the restaurant and that welcomes all the guests. So far, this restaurant found appropriate locations in Berlin (in a community garden), Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, Valparaiso, London and Glastonbury. Soon it will be landing again in the British capital, so, if you’re interested in booking one of the few precious tables, you can find more information over here.
The Pale Blue Door follows ‘guerrilla’ action strategies. Lots of improvised restaurants are created in every part of the world, opened only to those few lucky people who are able to discover the often secret locations. I’d like to be part of this restaurant art installation, and for sure it should be like entering a parallel, extravagant world.