Alegría

An edible installation incorporating history and nourishment through a visual-poetic synthesis of literature from the Spanish conquest in Mexico. Extracting symbology about gold and amaranth (two goods that suffered from colonization), the project draws physical and conceptual parallels between the two materials. Amaranth, a little-known crop of the Americas, is grown either as a grain…

Beet

A multimedia performance rooted in romantic emotions, drawing paralells between vegetable and human physique. While a video plays a heart-shaped beet that is cut, shredded and re-arranged in the shape of a heart, a performer prepares roasted beet and goat cheese salad for the audience. Concept, video and performance by Alicia Marván. La Nave, Coatepec,…