“an ordinary hole-in-the-wall along macleod before the railway underpass” (AOHITWAMBTRU): Teresa Tam

April 12 – May 24

Teresa Tam

Stride Gallery
1006 Macleod Tr SE

April 12 – May 24

Other Dinners: Friday, May 17 & 24 @ 7pm

“an ordinary hole-in-the-wall along macleod before the railway underpass” (AOHITWAMBTRU) is a temporary food stall specializing in house-made tofu, rice cakes, noodles and preserved foods. The food stall menu is inspired by the act of using hands to form food into vessels. Here, identity and authenticity are characterized through labour and technique, rather than flavour. Cooking and eating translates that which has no words or cannot be said, becoming a method of communication in the absence of literal voices – ones which can’t be heard from the lack of knowledge/understanding, lack of ability of the one trying to speak/hear, and the contexts which do not allow for voices to be heard. Cooking and eating become the source of pleasure, livelihood, anchors of identity, that weathers distances, time, generations and East Asian diasporas. During this exhibition, the artist undertakes the labour of making food and sharing as an offer of experience that doesn’t require too many words, only your indulgence in comforting food.

Please remember to tune into the cooking shows and join us for the dinners.

The accompanying publication features contributions by Areum Kim, Amy Lam, Cindy Mochizuki, Ryan Tang, and Teresa Tam.

Cooking show dates: Saturdays April 13, 20, 27, May 4; live streaming starts 4:30pm at https://www.twitch.tv/aohitwambtrucookingshow

Teresa Tam is a practicing artist based in Calgary. Teresa’s practice utilizes spaces and experiences that are familiar and then alter them into something a bit foreign through re-interpreting and re-creating. Her projects are developed to include and emphasize visitor interactions. She specializes in digital platforms, functional installations and body-based exchanges.

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