2012 Awardee Lucky Pierre Final Meals Filming

Final Meals Filming
March 10, April 7, May 19, 3-8pm
Grace Church of Logan Square
3325 W. Wrightwood Ave., Chicago, IL 

Final Meals is a community-based performance/video installation. Each final meal as published by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice since 1982 is prepared, consumed, and filmed. Lucky Pierre and volunteers from the community cook recreations of the final meals requested by Texas death row inmates. A volunteer is then videotaped eating the meal. The recorded video is a single 22-mintue overhead black and white shot. The food is the focus of the video, what is prepared, what is consumed-a final gesture towards bodily maintenance and comfort. 310 final meals have been published online by the State of Texas (in 2003 the State stopped publicly listing final meal requests). Over the past 10 years Lucky Pierre has now re-created 197 meals. When completed, the project will include over 200 hours of footage.

To volunteer to eat a meal and be filmed, see luckypierre.org. Complete your contact information and select the time slot you are available to volunteer. Your day and time will be confirmed within 24 hours of completing this form.