website SITE is intended to offer an ever evolving insight into my practice: both as an artist and a worker. I am using the categories of Projects, Services and Collaborations to provide multiple entry points into my work. Ideally visitors will be able to make links between each of these sections, as an important aspect of my artistic production is recognizing the ways in which all of my labour (artistic and otherwise) overlap in ideas and ideals.
I am not restricted by medium, instead my works take on the forms required to best represent the ideas and concepts considered by each project. In many of my works I bring everyday items into the rarefied space of the gallery, and it might not always be clear what constitutes the work. My practice produces a minimal amount of waste.
I take on many different roles and positions in order to make it possible for me to make my work and my life sustainable. Gig work, such as cooking and preparing crew lunches, providing education workships, djing parties, working as a house painter or as a barista in a coffee shop, allows me time and flexibility to make work as an artist.
As I am not tied to any specific medium I often work with others to produce aspects of my work. This assistance is integral in helping me to realize my vision into material. With such a focus on labour in my work, it is important that these workers are paid fair labour costs when helping to produce work.
you are what you eat, you are
Owens Art Gallery, Sackville/ New Brunswick Canada
guest curator: Eryn Foster
18 September to 21 September
Owens Art Gallery and guest curator Eryn Foster are serving up an art symposium, you are what you eat, you are, in conjunction with the Sackville Fall Fair. you are what you eat, you are will celebrate food, art, and community through a series of food-related art projects, presentations, workshops, community events, and meals at various locations in Sackville, New Brunswick.
Many exciting projects will be featured, including a preserves-canning workshop of locally sourced produce with Tonia Di Risio, a dining experience where Basil AlZeri will be guided by his mother via SKYPE to prepare a fish dish, a corn maze at the Doncaster Farm designed by Ryan Suter, a projected animation by Lisa Myers, and an artist talk and grain puffing workshop with Micah Donovan.
Basil AlZeri will be presenting The Mobile Kitchen Lab: from Shore to Shore at the Owens Art Gallery’s “You Are What You Eat, You Are” symposium on food and art in Sackville. The performance, featuring the preparation and tasting of a traditional Gazan fish dish made from local ingredients, will take place in the multi purpose building at the Bill Johnstone Memorial Park on Main Street from 5:00-7:30pm this Saturday, September 20. The event is free and open to the public.
Radio Interview: https://chmafm.wordpress.com/tag/you-are-what-you-eat-you-are/
Credits and Thank You's:
publication coincides with the symposium you are what you eat, you are that took place from 18 September to 21 September 2014.
Curated by Eryn Foster
Design by Guild design
Published by Owens Art Gallery, 2014