MANNA - Food, identity, and belonging.
These images are selected from ongoing biomythographical explorations of the experiences of people of mixed heritage. Working with contributors from a diversity of backgrounds, this body of work utilized chosen food items as personal cultural signifiers: symbols of genealogy, hospitality, pleasure, ritual, and belonging. A series of semi-performative scenarios were created based on extensive interviews with each of the contributors. These were shot in a deliberately voyeuristic manner. Images were supported with still-life work to underline oneiric sensations within memory, consciousness, and the otherness often experienced in mixed-heritage people. The work was also accompanied by an audio soundscape.
Dean Belcher • James Bellorini • Isabelle Boutriau • Mark Crean • Matt Durrant • Laura Jane Fenton • De Ferrier • Drew Findlay • Ilya Fisher • Bekkie Graham • Phil Hill • Nick Hodgson • Chris Jerrey • Angela Lam • Hilde Maassen • Robert McMillan • Stevi McNeill • Paul ‘Buzz’ Moran • Jasmine Murray • Michael Padilla • Mikaela Rackham • Marcel Rauschkolb • Darren Smith • Victoria Smith • Tim Stubbs Hughes • Beverley Thomas • Ross Trevail • Clare Wilson •