Andrea Macaluso talks about the fondue pot her family used in the 1970's.
Bonnie Smith talks about the Holly Hobbie lunch box she used as a child.
This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I delve into the relationship between food, objects, and memory. The episode features fifteen short interviews with a mixture of artists, curators, and collectors. All participants were asked, "What is your favorite food, and how would you like it to be served?" Their responses, both hilarious and sincere, show how eating rituals are foundational to building relationships with family and friends. The interviews were taped as part of the ArtKamp residency at Project Art in Cummington, MA. Organizer Vipoo Srivilasa invited Chase Gamblin, Alex Jelleberg, Frances Palmer, Bonnie Smith, Mara Superior, Elenor Wilson and myself to collaborate for two weeks with the end goal of creating a dinnerware set for forty. The residency culminated in a dinner party honoring many of the special guests that appear alongside ArtKampers in this episode.
ArtKamp artists are featured in the exhibition Indigo Mass which is on display through January 4th at Independent Art Projects in North Adams, MA. Please visit www.independentartprojects.com for more information on the exhibit. For more information on Project Art please visit www.projectart01026.com. Special thanks go out to Leslie Ferrin at Ferrin Contemporary, the Lighton International Artist Exchange Program and The Australia Council for all their support in making ArtKamp possible.