crumbs is a meandering journey of multiplying stories that started with the home-baking of 23 pandan sponge cakes and continued with passing around slices of cake served on ceramic plates and sharing bits and pieces of conversations in a motley of in-between languages and gestures.
Stacey Aleimo writes: ¨Perhaps the most palpable trans-corporeal substance is food, since eating transforms plants and animals in human flesh.¨
Following the crumbs, eating not only transforms our body, eating also makes us who we are as a people, hence, we respond viscerally to food and what food represents to us – we embody ideas of what food is and should be for us: presentation, tastes, colors, and textures. And, oftentimes, we assume that something has a certain flavor when it has an unfamiliar color…
crumbs also included a suitcase filled with publications from & about Southeast Asia. A Curated Suitcase creates an itinerant space to attempt to understand the many ways we read, write and share.
Fow two wonderful days we had beautiful conversations at Kunsthaus NRW with many different guests from the Euregio and beyond. crumbs will continue in one shape or another, perhaps migrate and transform in yet another form…
We made a booklet which can be downloaded here as a PDF: bit.ly/41d0FAG
The recipe of the pandan sponge cake: bit.ly/3mQDApv
Photo 7,9,12,13: Javier Klaus Gastelum