The subject of what we put in our mouths – the foods, drinks, health supplements and guilty pleasures – is the famed obsession of the city of Melbourne. We are more sensitive than ever to origins and impact of our food, and aware of our small part in a bigger system of food production within a finite ecosystem. Our food choices have aesthetic, environmental, social and ultimately political repercussions – and artists around the world increasingly draw upon this rich intersection in their work.
Moving beyond dry and often hard to swallow knowledge, this event invites you to play with your food and savour new flavours of thought.
Presenters and discussants for the evening include VCA Artists in Residence Spatula&Barcode (Profs Laurie Beth Clarke and Michael Peterson, University of Wisconsin), Dawn Weleski (artist and Co-Director of Conflict Kitchen USA) and Dr Jen Rae (CCP, Refuge Project).
This event is curated and hosted by Marnie Badham, Centre for Cultural Partnerships (CCP) and Robert Walton, VCA Theatre.
When: 6–8pm Thursday 14 April 2016
Where: Founders Gallery, VCA, 234 St Kilda Rd, Southbank
Cost: FREE but bookings essential via Eventbrite.
Refreshments will be available.