MATTHEW MOSHER

Bienvenidos here! at the Welcome Diner in downtown Phoenix, brought together residents of the Garfield neighborhood, the local art crowd and the university community with an intent to help codify the Welcome Diner as a new public venue for connection through food, art, and community. The event featured a local church youth band singing in Spanish and performing publicly for the first time in their own neighborhood, a white DJ dubbed "D Jentrification", a Latina DJ with a distinctive Norteño flair, a live video feed installation, a series of simple interventions, and a screening of the 1974 Gordon Matta-Clark film "Food." The film underscored a historical precedent for artist-created food and restaurant projects.