TINATA – This Is Not A Take Away is a curatorial project that will showcase artists and non-artists who are interested in a particular approach towards how food is sourced, prepared, served or eaten. Every first Thursday of the month a different host cook, will serve food to the guest audience while engaging in a dialogue about their concept-idea. From primitive palate to emotional eating, from recipes as memories to family roles dynamics, this series of events will explore the way we experience food from new and fascinating points of view. The events will be taking place in different locations around East London.
Tinata is a project which brings together the love of food and eating with an opportunity for sharing and dialogue. These two things come hand in hand. Food is a lifeline and a connection between people. We will investigate the reasons why people eat, how people eat and what they eat, everyday habits and bizarre methods of cookery. Solitary grazing will be challenged by a communal but intimate space that will allow for conversation, controversy and analysis.
Tinata was proudly featured on Time Out magazine, Evening Standard magazine and Le Cool London among others blogs and magazines.
Silvio Palladino :: His personal investigation focuses on the dynamics of dialogue and participation in relation to human feelings, relations and behaviors, in the context of contemporary society. Through installations and participatory events he invites the public to engage in a constructive dialogue on current themes, emphasising the hidden mechanisms on which people, relationships and structures are based. He strongly believes in the importance of working in a public environment aiming to generate an interstice within the existing social and economic system. Alongside numerous exhibitions in London and internationally, he has curated Public View 2008 and has been guest lecturer at the Visual perception and communication course at the University of Florence.
Sorcha-Mae Stott-Strzala :: Sorcha-Mae Stott-Strzala is a videographer and live artist who’s practice involves capturing moments of quotidian and the everyday.
Intimate moments create a highly mediated portrait of the muse and her movement through changing environments. The exploration of food in TINATA stems from her ongoing research that explores ‘EatArt’ and the role of giving in edible performance art. Stott-Strzala tends to work with installation and video and believes that participant lead food events help enhance an understanding of oneself and the human condition in general. Her work in hospitality and the food industry combined with working in the arts, has lead to a diverse range of performance and video, exhibited in and around London and Manchester.