Dialogue field THREE
09.11. until 18.12.2020
12.12. until 18.12.2020.
Read the die INTERVIEWS with Tainá and Klara here.
Tainá Guedes – taste gallery
(2020, Chemnitz Sonnenberg)
TAINÀ GUEDES (Sense of taste)
Tainá Guedes was born in São Paulo, Brazil in 1978. She grew up in the creative atmosphere around her father’s art studio, surrounded by artists and musicians. Tainá attended the International Chef Program at the school of gastronomy at Senac University, where she graduated in 2006. After moving to Europe in 2006, Tainá got in touch with shojin ryori, the Japanese term for Buddhist vegetarian cooking, much more than a cuisine, a true philosophy of kitchen. Since that time she has constantly been researching vegetarian food and cooking, and on how food is interlaced with our culture. The Chef, artist, food activist, and curator Tainá Guedes, has been working on different projects bringing food, art, and sustainability together with a variety of media, in Germany as well as internationally since 2009. Her first book against food waste, Cooking with Bread (second edition by Oekom Verlag) was published in 2013, her second book "The Kitchen of Mindfulness" (Kunstmann Verlag) in 2016. Founder of Food Art Week and Entretempo Kitchen Gallery. Awarded with the dm-UNESCO Prize for Engagement.
Instagram: @tataisgram @foodartweek @entretempokitchengallery
How to deal with the global loss of seed diversity? How to react to the accompanying disappearance of species and food diversity?
With her work Taste Gallery, Taina Guedes tries to approach these questions. By meeting people, talking to them about their eating habits, interviewing and portraying them, she creates a glocal memory. Seven people, seven entities, seven videos that tell of food diversity. To be viewed online as Taste Gallery, on site as large-format, interactive prints. Part of the Taste Gallery is also the so-called Foodartbank at Instagram, which enables interested people under the hashtags #foodartbank and #letscookthefuturetogether to share their recipes, eating habits and much more with the general public."Food is an universal language that can promote positive change". So let's all start to participate!
Klara Ravat – Bits and Pieces
(2020, Chemnitz Sonnenberg)
KLARA RAVAT (Sense of smell)
After studying qualitative trend research in Barcelona Klara Ravat moved to The Netherlands where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (ArtScience at The Royal Academy of Arts). At the same time, she started studying Psychology at the Open University of Catalonia. Klara is the co-founder and the director of the Smell Lab, a platform for olfactory art and inter-disciplinary practices that relate to scent as a medium for expression and communication, in Berlin and in an international context. The Smell Lab main mission is to co-produce, host, educate, innovate and support artistic practices that involve the sense of smell and olfaction.
BITS AND PIECES
During the Dialog Felder artist residency Klara Ravat has designed a self-care carpet made of wool. This carpet has an extended symbolism on her own healing practices. During her stay in the Sonnenberg neighborhood in Chemnitz she realizes how the public space is aromatically polished: you can barely smell anything. Why is the city unscented? Is there a relation between the lack of sensorial and sensual inputs of the city, and its past and future?
Klara is presenting a video piece, together with the carpet, where she presents a ritual in order to extend her self-care practices to a wider audience. How could we create practices and scents that would make us feel better in the public space? Can we produce a larger impact in our neighborhoods and communities through scent? In the video she connects and imagines fragrances for a better future.