This Assembly – EVERY MEAL IS A STORY – will be a series of gatherings that use food as a focal point to tell our stories. Linking words, feelings, and histories that are personal through the food that we eat. Our food serves as a preservation of history, and it’s apropos that we eat with our mouths and speak the words that our bellies also consume. I hope these dinners can provide a small audience by which one can feel heard.
We will address contemporary belief systems surrounding food. The policing and labeling of food as bad or good. “I shouldn’t eat this…but maybe just this time.” Shifting the various narratives that exist around food and meal time. Each time different participants will take turns to bring a dish that’s meaningful to them. These participants will then be given the space to introduce their dish with a short story, poem, set of images, anything that conveys their food narrative.
Ideal size of the group: 8-12 people