In what ways does food, eaten by individual bodies, feed collective memory?
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about this question while researching the anthropology of food.
On Food & Memory is the title for my next exhibition at Footscray Community Arts Centre in Melbourne this coming June. The show will explore food and memory by documenting intimate stories about food histories and traditions shaping people’s memories.
Memories hold significance on a deeply personal level, and at the same time, construct the rich tapestry of social life. In this audio-visual exhibition, I’ll be looking at how food is connected to culture and identity, how it is used in rituals and how it forms sensory memory.
On Food & Memory invites you to celebrate food, culture and culinary history in a nostalgic reflection on foods remembered, secret recipes and family traditions.
Opening: Saturday 18th June 2016, 2-3:30pm
Exhibition: 16th June – 2nd July 2016
Venue: Gabriel Gallery at Footscray Community Arts Centre