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‘Showcase’ Special Edition – Food & Art

Diana Yeh was interviewed by TRT World, Turkey’s English-language television broadcaster, for a special edition of Showcase, its flagship arts and culture programme, on the role of food in art. Diana discussed how artists use food as a powerful medium to engage audiences in a range of contemporary social and political concerns ­– from undocumented migration to practices of global consumption, labour and belonging. In particular she spoke about Mad for Real’s performance Transfiguration (2007, pictured above), which commemorated the deaths of 58 would-be migrants who suffocated in a container lorry carrying crates of tomatoes at Dover in 2000 when trying to enter Britain without the necessary papers.

sbjb056 • October 3, 2016

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