[fully booked] Studium Generale: Kitchen.Table.
Hosted by KABK.
Come together for a dinner performance by artist Samah Hijawi, and immerse yourself in culinary love and curiosity through her ongoing Kitchen.Table. project.
Please note: this event is fully booked. It is no longer possible to make a reservation.
Kitchen.Table. delves into the movement of food-making practices through trade and migration. Samah Hijawi researches the movement of food practices over time and across geographies, and approaches the body as a site of food memory.
In her performative dinner, she begins with the story of the herbs in the eastern mediterranean herb mixture Za’atar, and the three plants needed to make it: sesame, oregano and sumac. Taking these as a starting point Samah’s performances weave the stories of people, planets and landscapes that can be traced by following the life-line of a plant. Come together and sit at the dinner table for a meal of ancient and contemporary recipes inspired by these plants, offering a deeper reflection on the politics of the food on our tables.
Samah Hijawi (she/her) is a multi-media artist (a painter, a performer, an astrologer, a story teller, a researcher and an academic, a cook—it’s up to you to decide). Regardless of the form through which she presents her work, her projects are always deeply rooted in historical narratives which are used to re-imagine our contemporary life outside of the radicalized and polarized discourses that direct our lives today. Her Kitchen.Table. project materializes in food map posters and performative dinners that lay out the stories and spectacular trails of migration of plants, herbs and spices—to unfold the politics of the food on our tables.