May 29, 2021 - Artspace Aotearoa - Boil Up Crew, Forensic Architecture, Sky Hopinka, Jumana Manna, Slow Boil Collective : Slow Boil
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May 29, 2021

Artspace Aotearoa

Design: Matthew Galloway, 2021.

Boil Up Crew, Forensic Architecture, Sky Hopinka, Jumana Manna, Slow Boil Collective
Slow Boil
May 29–August 7, 2021

Artspace Aotearoa
292 Karangahape Road, Newton
Artspace Aotearoa
1010 Auckland
Aotearoa New Zealand
Hours: Monday and Friday 10am–6pm,
Saturday 11am–4pm

T 09 8693964
info@artspace.org.nz

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What can the sharing of kai do to transform how we conceive of knowledge, resilience and mana motuhake?

Artspace Aotearoa is proud to present Slow Boil, an unfolding exhibition and public creative research project. Slow Boil is co-created by kaupapa Māori community group and kai security advocates Boil Up Crew and a group of contributing practitioners spanning architecture, community advocacy, design, food sovereignty, software and the visual arts. During a series of wānanga, works will be collectively produced and installed in the exhibition space alongside existing works by Forensic ArchitectureSky Hopinka, and Jumana Manna.

Slow Boil is convened by Architectural Researcher Karamia Müller (University of Auckland) and Software Researcher Lachlan Kermode (Forensic Architecture), who worked together on the research project Violent Legalities, which was on show at Adam Art Gallery, Pōneke Wellington, 2020. Through co-design, and co-curation with Grayson Goffe of Boil Up Crew, the project aims to explore the relationship between the mahi ngā-kai/kai rituals, and tā wahi/notions of space, mana motuhake/sovereignty, and mapping. 

The exhibition opens with the idea that recipes and kai are vessels of intergenerational knowledge transfer, the means to an embodied life force that resists colonisation, and nourishing of community in the Karangahape Road, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland and Aotearoa New Zealand context. By both sharing and mapping kai ecologies in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, the exhibition aims to bring greater visibility to kai insecurity facing urban communities. Following Maramataka, the Māori lunar calendar, concepts will be unearthed over the course of the exhibition towards a shared vision of kai security in the Karangahape community. 

As a context and conversation partner for the unfolding Slow Boil project, the exhibition will also screen investigations from the 2018 Turner Prize nominees Forensic Architecture relating to land dispossession and forms of environmental violence in other parts of the globe. Forensic Architecture’s work contextualises food insecurity and environmental violence as just one form of injustice faced by Indigenous people. 

Throughout the course of the exhibition, Slow Boil organises free and open to all screenings and seminars from July onwards, these events will be announced upon the opening of the exhibition, all reading through the concept of ‘slow violence’ and its potential for resistance in both Aotearoa New Zealand and the world.

We aim to interrogate and develop ways that begin to chip away at the hierarchies of an exhibition by building a relational and collaborative space, as the exhibition and research processes unfold. This will be realised through the series of proposed wānanga that aim to bring conversation, openness and critique into the exhibition.  

To facilitate ongoing planting and growth to the space, Slow Boil has created a website where research, events and the film screening schedule will be accessible and updated from the opening of the exhibition on the Artspace Aotearoa website as well as here.

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