Sunday, October 31, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Just recently I was invited by the Sophia Institute in Charelston, SC to participate in an exhibition of women artists. I was excited by the opportunity because I really wanted to do an interactive exhibition piece that explores our emotional connection to food. Dear Chocolate, Thank you is a collaborative work that documents and discusses our individual and collective connection to this sweet treat.
Exhibition goers were invited to take a chocolate bar throughout the run of the exhibition. In exchange takers were asked to write thank you letters to chocolate. The letters were written on labels I designed, and then left behind. There are some incredible responses!
Posted by JJ at 7:38 PM
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
"The deepest, most distant memories can be triggered by an aroma, an instant reminder of home. From appetizer through dessert, Sabor y Memoria combines and contrasts Latin musical genres old and new in much the same way that flavors are blended in the cuisine of a new land. "
I heard them interviewed on NPR the other day. They play great music!
It spoke to what Io and I were exploring in the visual arts with Serve & Project last year in Pittsburgh, inviting teenagers to interview older people in the community about the intersection of food/culture/memories. It is something we are looking to continue with this blog.
Is there someone, an older person, you would like to interview about their memories of food/recipe stories/family dynamics/culture?
Posted by Lisa Link and Io Palmer at 3:28 PM
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Richard Wrangham’s book "Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human," and (Wired mag's) Kevin Kelly's ideas discuss how we, as humans, “physically changed ourselves through agriculture, through cooking…we’re both masters of technology and also the children of technology.” The first domesticated animal, us, was self-domesticated through breakthroughs in the technology of cooking, controlling fire, the curing process and so on. Changes to our bodies, our teeth, our social structures, mating habits, everything that set the stage for me sitting in front of this laptop with an organic Poptart knock-off in a small town in central Georgia, drinking an African bean coffee and adjusting my Philippines' sweatshop Levis (coffee, PopSmarts and jeans bought from an international retail chain store) and considering the meaning, purpose and implications of unmanned drone bomb drops, Tom Tancredo, Cristine O'Donnell, Sharon Angle, F. Goya, Raymond Pettibon and http://classes.bnf.fr/dossiecr//atelier/grand/sq03-12.htm
Posted by Bill Fisher at 11:25 AM
Thursday, October 7, 2010
It looked so lonely, in the little kitchen area of the office. Those last pieces of cake always linger. People come in and out, alone, behind closed doors with the last slice, do they dare eat it? Will they leave the empty pan?
Does anyone else document food in their workplace? If so, I would love to see some photos! Thank you to Peter Tattlebaum in the neighboring cubicle for photographing the cake!
Lisa, October, 2010
Posted by Lisa Link and Io Palmer at 7:04 PM