View the artist project: dawatyanbanquet.com
Residency period: February 1 – April 26, 2022
A time-lapse documentation of the process-based Dawat Yan Banquet : Chapter I, from Feb-Apr, 2022. Created collaboratively by Eric Chengyang & Mariam Magsi, with Amin Alsaden, Karina Iskandarsjah, Niloufar Salimi and Abdullah Qureshi.
Dawat (دعوت) and Yan (宴) imply “banquet” in Urdu and Chinese, respectively. Hosted by Eric Chengyang and Mariam Magsi, this residency is a process-based preparation to create an immersive digital experience: the Dawat Yan Banquet. Specifically, the embodiments of the residency consist of a virtual web-based project, a public archive and documentations of our collaborative process.
By working with the community and mentors, we examine the various components of “banquet” through sensory experiences. Then, by integrating the five traditional senses with hybrid art forms, the Dawat Yan Banquet explores how different combinations of senses create cohesive experiences overcoming digital limitations.
The Dawat Yan Banquet is a gathering in which we explore the intersections of food, art and cultural history, from perspectives of Asian hospitality. Welcoming friends from near and far, the exclusionary boundaries of the traditional banquet are lifted, as the Dawat Yan Banquet transcends barriers of race, class, gender and geography.
Dawat Yan Project Blog: dawatyanproject.tumblr.com.