Rewilding the Kitchen is a programme exploring the practices and world-views of four artists—Salma Serry (Sufra Kitchen), Moza Al Matrooshi, Aya Shaban (Namliyeh) and Manal Abu Shmais (Namliyeh)— through the lens of food.
Consisting of three recipes and texts featured on alserkal.online, complemented, off-line, by dishes that pop up unexpectedly at Nightjar in Alserkal Avenue, the programme lets ingredients tell their own authentic stories.
Each practitioner sensitively approaches what we call ‘rewilding’—ingredients and food become actors with agency, activating processes that unfold as the ingredients ‘intend.’
The outcome? We are beckoned to consider new readings for the kitchen, recipe writing, and the ways we eat.
Comissioned by Al Serkal Online and Kevin Jones, Rewilding the Kitchen will continue throughout the year in the form of digital conversations, updated recipes, happenings, and workshops with the artists.
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