Community Food Mapping Workshop 9/13


Community Food Mapping Workshop with Mark Menjivar
Departing from REVERSE

A food system includes all processes and infrastructure involved in feeding a community. Growing, harvesting, processing, packaging, transporting, marketing, consumption, and disposal. In this workshop we will discuss personal consumption before exploring our local food system through images, text and found objects. The majority of our time will be spend out on the streets and will culminate in a collaboratively designed publication.

For three years Mark Menjivar traveled around the country exploring food issues. You Are What You Eat is a series of portraits he made of the interiors of refrigerators in homes across the United States over the course of his research.

PROVE IT TO ME, currently on view at REVERSE and curated by Natasha Marie Llorens, is a group show featuring the work of Shane Aslan Selzer, Stephanie Diamond, Dillon de Give, Mark Menjivar, Maria D. Rapicavoli, Julia Sherman, and Mary Walling Blackburn.

Arguably the only thing that holds social practice art together as a genre is the fact that it takes place between people. It is an art-form that entails giving over meaning to subjects – to bodies, even – in all their impossible contradictions. While such projects are, as a result, incredibly complex matrices of intention and accident, they are often presented in exhibitions with still images that seem to claim: “Here is what happened. Here is a picture of the relation that is the artwork. Here is the proof that the we related to one another.”
PROVE IT TO ME presents the work of seven artists, loosely defined as making social practice artwork, who refuse an objective understanding of photography. Instead, they create projects that thicken the relationship between an image and the event it stands in for.

Psychometric Readings offered by Stephanie Diamond on Sunday, September 21st, 2pm – 4pm, and Sunday, October 12th, 2pm – 4pm.

Assist in Spanish language joke translation with Dillon de Give on Sunday, September 21st, 2pm – 4pm, and Sunday, October 12th, 2:30pm – 4pm.