When The Community Cookout Got Cancelled (2022)

Inspired by the closure of community hubs, and the heavy regulation when creating grassroots communes, this intervention explores the community action formulated by bottom-up action rather than top-down.

Presenting an interactive edible table spread filled with jackfruit fritters, a painted table cloth and condiments, this work focuses on disrupting the viewing experience in a gallery setting. Exploring the shared feelings of eating and the individual reactions to consumption (e.g. oily hands creating hyper-focus on touch).

This work was adapted from an initial proposal due to Health and Safety, Risk Assessments, Institutional backlash and the Natasha law prohibiting the initial live cooking demonstration.

Showcased at Chelsea College of Art

Jackfruit fritters, Painted canvas table spread, Canvas board sign, Table