Photo No 51: Growing Pie: You grew not only in my heart, but also in my stomach
Photo No 54: A Roast from the Heart: Solid as a rock, I stand here
Photo No 67: Flowering chocolate soil: Earthly love, lovely earth
Thank You everyone who came last week for Isil Egrikavuk‘s performance dinner preview titled “Pluto’s Kitchen” co-comissioned by Block Universe & Open Space Contemporary at Shoreditch House before the festival! Stay tuned for the upcoming performances on the 30th and 31st of May!
And the information: A few years ago, scientists from NASA announced that the 9th planet Pluto lost its status as a planet. Later, Pluto was declared a dwarf planet. On the 23rd of June 2016, following a referendum, the United Kingdom declared it no longer wanted to be a member of the European Union.
These shifting borders and geographies that currently determine not only the status of countries and celestial beings but also their imagined living conditions, inspired Işıl Eğrikavuk to produce the performative dinner Pluto’s Kitchen, in collaboration with chef Vidar Begum.
Cultural identity is inextricably linked with the politics of food and the sharing of regional cuisines across borders. In the preview of this performative piece, Eğrikavuk examined the alternative, by envisioning what the kitchen of an isolated planet, and thus an isolated nation, would look like.