Gallery Aferro presents GhostFood, a participatory performance by Miriam Simun and Miriam Songster that explores eating in a future of biodiversity loss brought on by climate change. GhostFood is a food truck that serves, via wearable device, simulated taste experiences of foods threatened with extinction due to the effects of climate change. Scents of threatened foods will be paired with climate change-resilient food stuffs, and exchanged for ideas with the public. Presented in collaboration with Marfa Dialogues/NY: Climate Change and Robert Rauschenburg Foundation. GhostFood will be open October 11, 6-10PM, October 12, 12-6PM, and October 13, 11-4PM.
Miriam Simun is a research-based artist investigating the implications of socio-technical and environmental change. She has exhibited and lectured widely, and is a 2013 Creative Capital Grantee in the Emerging Fields for her project EAT YOUR FUTURE.
Miriam Songster applies her background in sculpture, video and installation to the creation of scent-based immersive works that engage with the themes of minimalism, site-specificity, and the multi-faceted nature of sensory perception.
GhostFood is part of Market Street Convergence, HQ for the Open Doors Artists’ Studios and Available Space Tour, an annual event organized by the Newark Arts Council. The Tour features a number of curated and juried exhibitions highlighting artists from Newark and surrounding areas while showcasing available artists’ space; performance art; a rare look into artists’ studios and a crawl through Newark’s numerous and diverse art galleries.
Newark’s flourishing art scene is comprised of diverse galleries, cultural outlets and a large number of independent artists. The Newark Arts Council unites these entities and will showcase them during the Twelfth Annual Open Doors Studio Tour, October 10-20, 2013.
GhostFood is a collaborative production:
Scents with Takasago
Brand design with Holly Gressley
Modeling with Corrie Van Sice
3D printing by NextFab Studio
Technical advice from Monell Chemical Senses Center
Materials from Whole Foods
Intern Assistance by Pai Yu Hsuan
73 Market Street,
Newark, New Jersey