Summary of work for week 9:
- Review all lecture materials and videos below
- Write about at least one artwork, or food-culture reference that inspires your next assignment
- Post all research notes /images for a FOOD ART proposal – we will discuss your proposals and offer support in the next class.
Look at these approaches to exploring food by artists:
“The pancakes were vegan (flax seeds being a cheaper—and more ethical?—binding agent than eggs) and local (because, although it was more expensive, the local flour was in the bin beside the less-expensive, non-local flour and I couldn’t pretend that I hadn’t seen it). The recipe was for extra fluffy pancakes (for obvious reasons). The apartment smelled very good until the pancakes dried up and shrank away from the ceiling. When I composted them I discovered that the pancakes had become colourful with mold in the places where they were pressed together and still moist.
My partner asked me if I made A stack of pancakes to hold up the ceiling because the ceiling fell two years prior. I said no, although the question reminded me of the fact that the ceiling did, indeed fall. So perhaps that is the reason. ” AT from https://aislinnthomas.ca/index.php/portfolio/a-stack-of-pancakes-to-hold-up-the-ceiling/
Rod, Bernie, Peggy, Aislinn
Rapport Report, a video screening curated by Tejpal Ajji, described this video of narrative vignettes: “Using her kitchen as a set for storytelling, Thomas recounts a family history using recipes representing her father, mother, grandfather, and herself.” Below is an excerpt of the video. Rod, Peggy, Bernie, Aislinn was included in CAFK+A.11 and several screenings.
In Love with Patty Chang:
Christian Jankowski – Bow hunting in the supermarket
Women With Kitchen Appliances
FOOD ART Assignment:
For next class, propose a way to use food in a short video or photographic series that explores aspects of food other than how it tastes –
This might include actions that explore:
- The tactile/material qualities of food and food-related devices
- The sounds of food, the smells of food
- Memories of food
- Food and emotions
- Popular representations of food in culture
- Relationships of food to the body
- Food and gender
- Visual aspects of food
- How food changes in time
- How food connects us to each other
Think of a series of gestures – working with food on hand and create a work that pushes the limits of how we expect to relate to food.
This can be done in your home, with food and related implements, and/or you may also work with found video/images from other sources in your work.