Open Call to join The Laundry Arts Residency: NOM 2018

Deadline: 17/06/2018  |  Published: 03/06/2018  |  Venue: AMP Gallery  |  City: London  |  Region: London  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Sabrina Hasan

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‘Nom’ is Laundry Arts third exhibition; it touches upon, (or, it returns to) notions you will have encountered in our young history, from memory and perception, to the personal connections we have to our varied diasporas, to self care and empowerment. What NOM continues to further is Laundry Arts objective to encourage a discussion around our lived knowledge’s in ways that are beneficial to empowering our community.

Artists/residents are given the opportunity upon joining to: contribute to engagement activities by photographing food habits, dinners, satellite events coinciding with the project and contributing to our publication around the project. Artists in Residence are asked to work towards a final multi-sensory exhibition and installation that presents, questions, and challenges how we perceive food in the everyday.

Laundry Arts acts as an exchange and collaboration programme by and for women and BAME creatives. Laundry invites artists from an array of specialities, backgrounds and countries to participate in projects resulting in exhibitions/installations and print publication. The third Laundry Arts residency, Nom, focuses on food and our varied relationships to food through social, cultural and in many cases political perspectives. The Laundry’s role as a platform is to facilitate exchange, feed personal and collective growth and provide a platform to share and explore ideas.

‘Nom’ explores the role of food as it intertwines our everyday lives. Its parameters are defined by the ways we feed off our surroundings, from ingredients coated in culture that we place into our bodies, to the importance of the herbs and spices that nurture our social communities and keep us grounded to the languages of home. The byproducts of food are often neglected through the process of eating, we wish to recentre these encounters by giving weight to the myriad of ways food sustains us, heals us, and connects us to our own roots, as well as to its value as instinctive knowledge from which to understand our physical environments.

Currently the three contributors on the residency programme designer Giulia Soldati, artist Sabrina Mumtaz Hasan and artist Moza Almatrooshi are exploring food habits in relation their lived cultural experiences, themes of displacement, transcultural memory and food as a medium that allows future thinking about food waste. Underneath all these explorations we are keen to draw correlations to how our everyday habits are affecting our food and lifestyle choices and what these might mean for the environment.

The Artists involved with Nom will be exhibiting at AMP gallery which will open on October 17th and run until November 4th 2018. The events organised prior to the final exhibition, will complement the show by contextualising the social and political urgencies of our relationship to food and the engagement activities are pivotal to the residency behaving successfully for the final publication and exhibition.

Deadline for completed submission forms is 17th June midnight GMT, but response emails to successful applicants will be at any stage before the submission deadline and/or a week after the 17th June.

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