A few snippets from some of the dinner salons that happened
along the road to stretcher. The salon is conceived as a casual,
hour-long dinner and selected topic discussion featuring 5 or 6
guests. Initially still images would be accompanied by sound files
or text with the long term plan for the salon to be webcast live
and available via archive.
Beta Salon in Los Angeles over bife
de chorizo (al punto), chimichurri, frites and salad ala LaLa at
the garden of LaLas
Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, June 2000
(Ken Fandell) Is it going to have an international flair?
(Lorelei Stewart) Where did that come from?
(Amy Berk) Stretcher will be San Francisco based but international
Stretcher editorial policy salon
Veggie burgers, oven fries, homemade cole slaw
67 29th Street, San Francisco
(David Lawrence) Amy, this cole slaw rocks.
(Amy Berk) Thanks Dave. Are we going to do everything collaboratively
or are we going to have more defined roles?
(Glen Helfand) It seems more manageable to do it that way where
people are developing certain areas and then reconvene and talk
(Ella Delaney) I think we should all figure out the bigger essays
and what the theme of the issue will be.
(Amy Berk) So we would have an editorial session then everyone goes
out and implements the plan.
Stretcher editorial discussion over
tofu sandwiches at the Atlas Café
Mission District, San Francisco
(Amy Berk) Our dinner salons could be our editorial discussion
they could be what outlines what happens in the rest of the magazine
and the ideas behind it. The idea of some kind of editorial note
is so boring, but we need to have that voice but how are we going
to get that? This is a chance to do it.
(Glen Helfand) I like that idea, but do you think it needs to be
edited, who would want to listen to the whole thing?
(David Lawrence) Oh yeah.
(Ella Delaney) But, its about the process really, the questions
we are asking ourselves and each other, grasping for solutions.