Lunch Swap: Connecting Art, Food and Life
Multi-media temporary installation, Fort Mason, San Francisco, 2010.

Lunch Swap brought together 14 Bay Area artists who use the medium of food. Each artist was asked to make a meal for another artist using basic guidelines for meal preparation. Many of the artists treated their meal as a reflection of their art practice and background. At the time of the meal conversation revolved around personal and shared experiences of food, community, family and food politics.

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''Lunch Swap'', 2010

Through NODE (Network of Daily Experience) artist team Emily Dippo and Kim Cook seek to create spaces for dialogue and exchange of ideas highlighting the relationship between art and the everyday. The artists use collaboration as a model for interaction between transdisciplinary networks of artists and organizations. An emphasis is placed on facilitating and nurturing new beginnings as well as maintaining ongoing connections. The team works with various modes of research such as oral history, storytelling, investigative workshops and walks at multiple sites in each community. While participating in these investigations community members are remembering, observing, collecting, narrating, sharing, and imagining the public spaces in which they live.