City Cookie (1999-2003)
City Cookie is a collaborative project of Sara Wong and Leung Chi Wo. The basic idea is to explore our city space in a mix of our daily life and artistic practice. Then the city space can be perceived and represented in a wide range of mediums with many different possibilities. Actually, it can even be consumed in form of cookies.
For example, here the shape of sky framed by the buildings and the photo edges was traced out for the design of the cookie cutter. Then cookies were made and distributed in various ways: private gatherings or exhibition opening, as gifts or being sold in the vending machine. Besides cookies and cookie cutters, other related objects and images (photo/video) were also generated as part of the project.
Cookie Cutters...in shapes of the sky
Eight photographs of the sky above the intersections along Mott Street of the Lower Manhattan were taken. Cookie cutters in stainless stell were made after these sky images.
Making City Cookies, Mixed media (wooden box finished with artificial leather, lris print, aluminum cookie cutters, etc.), 20 x 10 x 90 cm, 2000
To prepare the exhibition in Queens Museum of Art, students of the Culinary Class from the Long Island City High School helped to make almost 1000 sky cookies.
Receipe (For the portion of 6 - 7 dozens) :
1 cup of butter or substitute
1 cup of sugar
2 tablespoon of milk
1 teaspoon of vanilla
2 cups of flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
Blend cream butter and sugar together; add well beaten eggs, then milk, flavoring, flour and baking powder. Roll thin and bake in quick oven. Sprinkle sugar on top.
Bleecker & Mott
Broome & Mott
Chester & Mott
Grand & Mott
Houston & Mott
Kenmare & Mott
Prince & Mott
Spring & Mott
City Cookie related projects:
Cookies at the Queens Museum (2000)
Cookies at the Clocktower (2000)
City Cookie (Banff Version) (2000)
City Cookie (Shanghai Version) (2000)
City Cookie (Venice Biennale Version) (2001)
City Cookie - The Spectacle of Space Consumption (right after it's produced!) (2008)