This performance/gathering was planned as part of the exhibition of my film Chop, Chop, Chop at Something Else at the Citadel in Cairo. A week-long research residency was done prior to the performance, where I focused on discovering the foods in Cairo and creating connections with cuisines that I had previously explored like the West African and Spanish. The performance consisted in eating a vegan rice dish, accompained by bissap/hibiscus flower juice and talking about how food connects us with ideas of nostalgia, identity and belonging.
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