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Feed: A Video Installation by Tonia Di Risio
21 Aug 2011 – 2 Oct 2011
Tonia Di Risio Cooking in Italy (still) 2010
In 2006 the Haligonian artist DiRisio traveled to the Abruzzo, Italy. There she recorded her middle-aged female relatives preparing a variety of local dishes in their kitchens. Rhythmic and seemingly choreographed, Di Risio’s composite video projection illuminates an Italian tradition of transmitting family recipes from one generation to the next. It was first exhibited at Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, New Brunswick.
DiRisio has worked for the last decade with her paternal grandmother and her mother, documenting their houses and including representations of them in various photographic, sound and video projects.
Di Risio’s family-centred works deal with gendered ethnicity in relation to domestic issues, including housekeeping, home maintenance, interior decoration and relationships to the miniature.
The exhibition catalogue co-published by Owens Art Gallery and MSVU Art Gallery contains an essay by the art historian Jayne Wark.
Opening Reception Feed opens jointly with Earth Skins on Saturday, 17 September from 2 to 5pm.
FEEDING: PASTA WORKSHOP AND SUPPER
Di Risio hosts a pasta-making workshop and dinner. Please register for the workshop by phone (902-457-6160) or email (email@example.com).
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