Mordant explores the intersections of food, color, and textiles as they differ across culture and space in a series of interactive dinner experiences. The menu is prepared by me or in collaboration with local chefs and served upon a tablecloth I wove by hand or in collaboration with local weavers. We use local ingredients and local fibers.
The meal is served in such a way that the food inevitably meets the cloth, demonstrating the color and dye potential of the ingredients cooked with the fibers woven. Prepared to leave lasting marks, I translate each dinner into a canvas which then becomes an homage to the ingredients, fibers and persons of a particular evening and place.
In collaboration with filmmaker Kristin Kremers, we are producing a documentary series that examines the ubiquitousness of textiles with a focus on the female experience and textiles as women's work. For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mordant was iterated in New York (USA), Sofia (Bulgaria), Cincu (Romania), and Frederick (USA).