Collation Production: A Kitchen for Transformative Discussion

Suné Shaw

M1

Supervisors:

Thiresh Govender, Jiaxin Yan Gong,

Ngillan Faal-Gbadebo

Unit:

14 - Rogue Economies: Producing Leisure

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This project proposes a Reconfigured Kitchen that is conducive to the rituals and acts that are important in the production of a particular culture, especially where food is an important part of that culture’s religious or cultural practices, such as Easter in Afrikaans culture. Easter is a way to discuss Cultural Production. I use a scene in which the preparation of an important Afrikaans dish shows the details and relationships in a kitchen, and where the presence of a guest disrupts the natural dance that would usually happen. This is done by focusing on moments of tension and moments of ease of discussion throughout this choreography.

This Reconfigured Kitchen will deepen our understanding of different cultures such as the Afrikaans culture, that creates disciplined areas and disruption areas that help to generate new ways of hosting discussions which are not always easy to have, such as questions that relate to a particular culture and its history. The Reconfigured Kitchen becomes a place to produce the rich histories and origins of food, and the dancing that happens between the participants in the preparation of cultural dishes.