The Procreative Dinner is based on the idea of a child «à la carte», and creates a reflection about how the new techniques of assisted procreation lead us to an artificial evolution of the human being through selection.
The artist associates her art to a chef étoilé and a specialized scientist and designs a meal around a «clinical process» – which moved through all stages of child conception, from in-vitro fertilization to choosing the sex of the child.
During this dinner, spectator becomes an integral part of the happening. He is ‘procreative’ because he creates, from cocktail to dessert and following step by step an assisted conception, his “perfect child”.
The first Procreative Dinner took place in June 2009 in Paris with the wellknown biologist Jacques Testart and the culinary designer Julie Rothhahn.”