18 June – 2 July 2016 : Gabriel Gallery at FCAC
In this audio-visual exhibition On Food & Memory I document intimate stories about food histories and traditions that shape people’s memories.
Memories hold significance on a deeply personal level, and at the same time, construct the rich tapestry of social life. This exhibition explores the connections between food, culture and identity; how food is used in rituals and how it forms sensory memory.
In my journey into personal and collective memory, I wondered, in what ways does food, eaten by individuals, feed collective memory?
The stories in this exhibition offer up many answers to this question. But one thing was always apparent – these are all stories about love.
Rasha Tayeh is a Palestinian artist based in Melbourne; her work crosses a range of photography, film, sound and installation practices. She is also a nutritionist and researcher, interested in food anthropology and the space where art and health intersect. Rasha’s work draws on themes around phenomenology, identity, feminist issues, spirituality and humans’ place in society and their natural environment.
Her work has been exhibited at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (Melbourne), National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne), Alderman Gallery (Melbourne), Little Woods Gallery (Melbourne), Sustainable Living Festival (Melbourne), Transitions Film Festival (Melbourne & Adelaide), Environmental Film Festival (Melbourne), Sguardi Altrove Film Festival (Milan), Hidden Features Cinema (Edinburgh), Life Sciences Film Festival (Prague) and the Palestine Museum of Natural History (Bethlehem).
OPENING: Saturday 18 June, 2pm – 3:30pm
EXHIBITION: Thursday 16 June – Saturday 2 July
VENUE: Gabriel Gallery, Footscray Community Arts Centre
45 Moreland Street, Footscray VIC 3011
For more info visit: http://footscrayarts.com/event/on-food-memory/
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