Waking Dreams of Chinatown, Somewhere Around Here

2017

Curated by Camila Salcedo and Katie Belcher for Eyelevel artist-run-centre

Waking Dreams of Chinatown, Somewhere Around Here is an artist-talk-walk-food-tour that will be taking place on Saturday, August 26th, in the format of a lunch talk (12pm-3pm) and a dinner talk (4pm-7pm). The locations will vary based on attendees’ restaurant, food establishment and/or dish suggestions. Each participant is a collaborator by suggesting a destination and a dish/ food item. The artist will compile a list of destinations based on registered-participants’ suggestions.

This talk has a capacity of about 12 people (6 people per tour) and will be taking place in two iterations in order to accommodate everyone for transportation. All the locations for both tours will be cumulatively mapped onto one tablecloth, creating a concentration of experience/information that elaborates an idea of Chinatown and its geography in the city.

Please keep in mind that conversations will be recorded and turned into podcast episodes to be released through the year.

+++++About the series: Food For Thoughts (FFT) is Eyelevel’s discussion series which was started in the summer of 2016. Back for a second year, through this program Eyelevel is aiming to de-centre western notions of what an artist-talk looks and sounds like. As a gallery-less artist-run centre we prioritize programs that take the visual arts into the public sphere. Through off-site talks, potluck picnics, podcast episodes, a publication, and a picnic starter pack, FFT aims to prompt critical discussions surrounding art practices while sharing food.+++++

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