Spice Trails is an immersive live art series of performative dinners and installations created by artist Rasha Tayeh. Spice Trails invites guests to explore and experience the cultural, social and political dimensions of contemporary food culture while drawing on important histories inspired by the spice trade along Silk Road.
This journey explores the development and destruction of great civilisations that has shaped the way we eat today. The narrative unfolds through a 5-course meal with matching wine available, inviting the audience to become performers, sharing stories of merchants in multiple languages including Auslan.
Friday 26 October, 7pm – 10pm
VENUE: Gabriel Gallery
COST: $75 (Includes 5-course vegan meal and experience. Wine pairing available for purchase)
About the Artist: Rasha Tayeh
Rasha Tayeh trained as a photographer at Central St Martin’s College of Art and Design, London in 2007, but has since studied and practiced in other disciplines including herbalism, nutrition, sociology and philosophy. Over the last decade, her art practice has evolved beyond photography into a research-based practice across various art mediums including film, with a focus on telling stories.
Rasha is interested in the space where art and health intersect, exploring food history and anthropology. Her work usually takes a documentarian approach combining photography, film, sound & installation practices. She draws on themes around phenomenology, health, culture, identity, feminist issues, spirituality and humans’ place in society and their natural environment.
Spice Trails is presented in association with FCAC.
1- Spice Trails & Trade Routes, 2017. Photographed by Phoebe Powell.